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Reports: Several killed in train derailment in France

Published: Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 10:32 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 12:59 PM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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.