Alsace: fatal railway accident: derailment of a test TGV

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Alsace: fatal railway accident: derailment of a test TGV

Alsace: fatal railway accident: derailment of a test TGV

Report devoted to the derailment of a TGV during a test trip of a new high-speed section near Strabourg in Alsace. Several trains fell 10 metres below the railway: some fell into the Marne Rhin canal, others into a fields. 49 people were on board this TGV: technicians, railway workers and members of their families who were participating in tests for its next commissioning. Ten people lost their lives, 22 others were slightly injured and 12 seriously injured in this accident. It is the excessive speed which would be at the origin of this drama, the TGV was running at a speed at the normal 350 km hour. This is the first TGV accident in 35 years. Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal visited the site. An investigation in flagrante delicto is conducted by the gendarmerie of Strasbourg. Interviews with Jérôme Sotty, commander of relief operations, and Ségolène Royal, minister of ecology, alternate with a comment on factual images and a set in situation of the journalist Stéphanie Lafuente.









Publication date : 14 November 2015

Producteur: France 2   -   Journalist : Lafuente, Stéphanie
20 Hours   -   Producteur: France 2


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