Dozens injured in Paris train accident

April 5, 2007 16:40

A suburban commuter train slammed into a buffer at the end of the tracks at Paris's Gare de l'Est train station Thursday, lightly injuring dozens, railway officials said. The double-decker train, which originated in the eastern Paris suburb of Chateau-Thierry, hit the buffer at about 7 kph, an SNCF railway official said. Firefighters were dispatched to Gare de l'Est, a major transport hub in the east of the French capital with connections to Germany and other European points, and station authorities put an emergency response plan into effect. 58 people were examined at local hospitals as a precaution, the official said. The most serious injury was a broken nose.

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