Train derails during testing in eastern France, several injured

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Posted: Nov 14, 2015 10:51 AM

ECKWERSHEIM, France (Reuters) - A high-speed train undergoing a trial derailed on the new Paris-Strasbourg high-speed line on Saturday in Eckwersheim, near the German border, local police and the national railway company said, wounding several people.

Pictures from a Reuters photographer at the scene showed the locomotive partly submerged in a canal alongside the tracks with other parts lying broken and detached in a field beside the track. Medical units including police divers were on the scene.

The second section of the Paris-Strasbourg high-speed TGV line on which the crash happened is set to open for service in April 2016.

(Reporting by Gilbert Reilhac and Vincent Kessler; writing by Michel Rose; Editing by Andrew Callus)