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Paris suburban train overturns, 7 slightly injured

AFP  |  Paris 

A landslip caused by heavy rains today caused three carriages of a suburban RER to overturn, slightly injuring seven people, France's transport said.

"There has been... a landslip on the RER B" between the southwestern suburbs of St-Remy-les-Chevreuse and Orsay, the minister, Elisabeth Borne, told Franceinfo radio.

It caused "three carriages to overturn. Fortunately, there are only seven slightly injured, who are being treated."

A for transport operator said the heavy rains caused the collapse of an embankment just before 5:00 am (local time), which led the carriages to derail and tip over.

Authorities in the Essonne department where the accident took place confirmed seven people had been slightly injured.

Several departments in the region have been placed on an orange alert for heavy rains and flooding, as storms battered much of over the past days.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 14:00 IST