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September 9, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A train burst into flames after crashing into a truck filled with gasoline, killing at least 12 people and injuring 31 others, eight of them seriously, police said. The collision occurred as the truck was crossing train tracks in the Perigord region about 330 miles southwest of Paris. At least one of the train cars and the engine were destroyed, police said.
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September 9, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A train burst into flames after crashing into a truck filled with gasoline, killing at least 12 people and injuring 31 others, eight of them seriously, police said. The collision occurred as the truck was crossing train tracks in the Perigord region about 330 miles southwest of Paris. At least one of the train cars and the engine were destroyed, police said.
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August 27, 1988 | United Press International
A passenger train slammed into a heavy steel barrier at the end of a line here Friday, injuring about seven people aboard, officials said.
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December 22, 1993 | Associated Press
A high-speed train running at 180 m.p.h. jumped the tracks in northern France on Tuesday, causing two minor injuries. Three others on the train from Valenciennes to Paris were treated for shock after the early morning accident, officials said. It was only the second derailment for the 12-year-old system and the first to cause injuries.
NEWS
June 29, 1988
The death toll in France's worst-ever suburban train crash rose to 59 after some of the survivors pulled out of the twisted remains of two commuter trains died in hospitals, officials said. Firemen and police disentangling the wreckage at Paris' Gare de Lyon station the day after the disaster said 55 bodies had been recovered. Four badly injured survivors later died. More than 40 others were injured when a runaway train crashed into a second train waiting to leave the station.
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January 13, 1987 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Several thousand right-wing militants mounted anti-union demonstrations Monday in Paris, despite the near-collapse of all but one of the strikes that have snarled and infuriated France. For the most part, the demonstrations, in unusually cold weather for Paris, were peaceful, although a member of the National Assembly was slightly injured in a confrontation at the Communist trade union's local headquarters in a Paris suburb.
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October 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
An overnight passenger train from the Riviera to Paris smashed head-on into a freight train Thursday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 62. Railway officials said the freight train rolled into the passenger train's path while switching tracks about 6:30 a.m. near the station in Melun, 30 miles southeast of Paris. Jacques Fournier, president of the French national railway, said both trains were traveling 35 to 45 m.p.h.
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November 20, 1990 | Associated Press
A work train loaded with construction materials for the tunnel beneath the English Channel collided with a rail car Monday, injuring 25 workers.
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September 25, 1988 | Associated Press
A high-speed passenger train crashed into a tractor-trailer rig at a railroad crossing in this Alpine town, killing the train's engineer and injuring 42 passengers. Friday's accident was the first fatality involving the high-speed train, known as the TGV, since it was put into service in 1981. The eight-car train with about 300 passengers traveling from Grenoble to Paris had slowed to 70 m.p.h.
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October 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
An overnight passenger train from the Riviera to Paris smashed head-on into a freight train Thursday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 62. Railway officials said the freight train rolled into the passenger train's path while switching tracks about 6:30 a.m. near the station in Melun, 30 miles southeast of Paris. Jacques Fournier, president of the French national railway, said both trains were traveling 35 to 45 m.p.h.
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November 20, 1990 | Associated Press
A work train loaded with construction materials for the tunnel beneath the English Channel collided with a rail car Monday, injuring 25 workers.
NEWS
November 8, 1988
A train sidetracked by an improperly positioned switch rumbled onto a service track, struck a maintenance car and derailed near Epernay, France, 70 miles east of Paris. Nine railroad workers were killed and 13 other people were injured, authorities said. Transport Minister Michel Delebarre said the fatal accident, France's third this year, occurred while the nine-car train was traveling to Paris from Luxembourg. The victims were French, Moroccan and Algerian nationals, officials said.
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September 25, 1988 | Associated Press
A high-speed passenger train crashed into a tractor-trailer rig at a railroad crossing in this Alpine town, killing the train's engineer and injuring 42 passengers. Friday's accident was the first fatality involving the high-speed train, known as the TGV, since it was put into service in 1981. The eight-car train with about 300 passengers traveling from Grenoble to Paris had slowed to 70 m.p.h.
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August 27, 1988 | United Press International
A passenger train slammed into a heavy steel barrier at the end of a line here Friday, injuring about seven people aboard, officials said.
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August 8, 1988 | Associated Press
The president of France's state-run railroad resigned Sunday after the second fatal train crash in six weeks. The government blamed the crash in part on a failure to implement measures ordered after an earlier wreck. Unions blamed the government for Saturday's crash and accused it of skimping on safety to save money. It said that the resignation of Philippe Rouvillois, who had been railway president six months, would only camouflage the problem.
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August 7, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A four-car passenger train with what the driver said were faulty brakes slammed into the buffer at the end of a track in a crowded Paris station Saturday, killing one person and injuring 57 others in the city's second fatal rail wreck in six weeks. Officials said firefighters worked for nearly four hours to free nine seriously injured passengers who were trapped in the train's mangled front car. All the travelers riding the train to the Gare de L'Est station were believed to be French.
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