Eight reportedly dead in train derailment south of Paris - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Eight reportedly dead in train derailment south of Paris

© CNN- Many people have been hurt in a train crash at Bretigny-sur-Orge, south of the French capital Paris. © CNN- Many people have been hurt in a train crash at Bretigny-sur-Orge, south of the French capital Paris.

(CNN)- French police say at least eight people were killed in a train derailment in Bretigny sur Orge, about 15 miles south of Paris, according to CNN affiliate BFMTV.

The French national railways company, SNCF, characterized what happened Friday as an accident and said rail traffic was interrupted.

The "priority is to rescue passengers," the local branch of SNCF said.

A photo aired on BFMTV showing part of the train laying on the station's platform.

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