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30 injured when Paris subway car derails
PARIS (August 30, 2000 8:51 a.m. EDT http://www.nandotimes.com) - A subway train derailed and partially flipped over in northern Paris early Wednesday afternoon, according to public transport officials. Reports said about 30 people were injured.
The accident took place at about 1:30 p.m. at the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette station in northern Paris. RATP officials said they did not immediately know what caused the metro car to derail.
About 170 firefighters rushed to the scene with 40 rescue vehicles.
The public transport authority, known as the RATP, did not specify exactly how many people were injured. But France-Info radio said about 30 people were injured on the metro train.
-- Rachel Gibson (email@example.com), August 30, 2000
Wed Aug 30, 11:28 am
Paris metro car derails - several injured
A subway train derailed and partially flipped over in the Paris metro on Wednesday. At least 25 people were injured.
Christian Decolloredo, spokesperson for the firefighters on the scene, said ten people were seriously injured when the metro car derailed at 1:22 in the afternoon, local time. Others had cuts and bruises.
A witness told reporters, "About a dozen people covered in blood were climbing out of the broken windows." Evangelos Tzonis said "There was no panic but lots of people were crying."
Some 170 firefighters rushed to the scene with 40 rescue vehicles. The accident took place at the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette station in northern Paris.
The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but Alain Caire, technical director of the Paris transit authority, said it did not appear to be the result of excessive speed or a collision.
-- Rachel Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 30, 2000.