A train crash in northeastern France close to the border with Luxembourg killed 12 people on Wednesday, local authorities said.
The regional express train crashed shortly before midday at Zoufftgen, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the city of Luxembourg, just on the French side of the border.
Nine of those killed were aboard the train, said authorities for the Lorraine region. French Transport Minister Dominique Perben was rushing to the scene. The crash occurred on a line linking Luxembourg to the French town of Thionville.
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