Published: Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 10:32 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 12:59 PM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk
ECKWERSHEIM, France — A high-speed train has derailed in France.
According to an official government statement, at least 7 people have been killed and 10 critically injured. The BBC reports that 49 people were on board the train.
The train was performing a test run at the time of the accident. The BBC reports that excessive speed caused the crash.
According to the BBC, a train car was partially submerged after landing in a canal adjacent to the tracks.
Rescue workers are on the scene.
The new train line is set to open next year.
The accident happened just hours after a series of terrorist attacks killed 100 in Paris. Terrorism is not suspected in the train derailment.