21 injured as high-speed train derails in eastern France


An inter-city French train derailed in eastern France on Thursday, leaving at least 21 people injured.

The train, travelling between Strasbourg and Paris, derailed following a landslide on Thursday.

The incident occurred near Ingenheim, state-run SNCF rail company said, adding that the seriously injured driver has been airlifted to a nearby hospital. 

Authorities confirmed there will be no disruption to rail traffic, with only certain trains diverted to other lines.

As many as 300 people were on board the train.

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