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Thursday, October 12, 2006


French first responders and railroaders continue to search for survivors in yesterday’s SNCF passenger-freight train collision on the Luxembourg border in Northeast France. At least 13 people are reported dead. So far, five bodies have been recovered from the wreckage after a passenger train collided with a goods train. Some 20 people were injured in the smash at Zoufftegen, south of the city of Luxembourg. The passenger train had been traveling from Luxembourg to the French city of Nancy. Because the track it was on was being repaired, a dispatcher switched it onto an adjacent track, hitting the oncoming freight train.


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