Train accident in France

There has been a train derailment about 20 km from Paris just a little while ago. Seven deaths according to the latest report.

Posted by Michael
Des Moines, IA
2155 posts

Considering the Asiana crash at SFO, the runaway train in Quebec, and now this, it's been a pretty bad week for safety in transportation. :(

Posted by Susan
Sausalito, California
3209 posts

Thanks Norma and Tim. It's heartbreaking...

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17789 posts

Norma, I saw that on the news this morning, and was saddened to hear about the loss of life. I expect the toll may increase as they get this sorted. I was just in Paris last week and riding the trains, so that's a bit scary. Here's another article on the subject: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23294630 In addition to the other incidents mentioned, there was also a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner at Heathrow this morning (not sure if it was the batteries?). No passengers were on board, so no casualties. This has indeed been a bad week for transportation.