BREAKING: Dozens Injured As Train Derails After Hitting Tree

More than a dozen people have been seriously injured in a train crash, say rescuers.1trainAnother 50 people suffered minor injuries when a TER train hit a tree in Southern France that had fallen on the tracks during a storm. The train, which was travelling from Nimes to Montpellier, derailed near the small town of Le Cres, just east of its destination.

More than 200 passengers were reportedly aboard the intercity train, which was travelling at 140km/h (87mph) at the time of Wednesday’s accident.

“One passenger is critically ill, a dozen are badly hurt and another 50 are suffering light injuries,” said a paramedic spokesman who gave his name as Captain Mercier.

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