Derailed Test Train (TGV) Near Strasbourg – France

A high speed train (TGV) has derailed in Eckwersheim area, near Strasbourg – France today. The train is, according to reports, a test train and was not carrying actual passengers however several people who were near the accident area have been wounded.

Updates: Initial reports say there are 5 dead and at least 7 injured resulting from the accident. Local officials confirmed to AFP that five people died in the accident, which was apparently caused by “excessive speed during the test”.

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