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  • 17 July 2014, 22:37

France Rail Crash: Dozens Hurt As Trains Collide

Twenty-five people have been hurt after two trains carrying a total of 238 passengers crashed near the French city of Pau.

A national TGV service heading for Paris hit a local train during the evening commute in the town of Deguin, Pyrenees-Atlantiques prefectural spokesman Patrice Abbadie said.

Nine of the injuries are serious, but they are not though to be life-threatening, he added.

Emergency services including ambulances, helicopters and fire engines were sent to the scene.

Reports suggest the high-speed TGV had stopped and was starting up again when the crash took place.

The cause is not clear, and the train operators have launched an investigation.

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