France's deadliest train disasters in the past 30 years
France suffered its first fatal TGV accident in three decades on Saturday, when at least 10 people were killed and dozens injured as one of the high-speed trains derailed during a test run.
Here is a list of France's worst railway disasters in the past 30 years.
- August 8, 2015: Three people are killed when a regional train hits a car in northwestern France, dragging the burning vehicle several hundred metres.
- April 21, 2015: Some 30 people are injured when a passenger train carrying 350 people slams into a truck on its way out of Paris to the eastern town of Belfort.
- July 17, 2014: Forty people are injured, four seriously, in a collision between a high-speed TGV and a regional train near the southwest French city of Pau.
- January 8, 2014: Two dead and eight injured as a tourist train derails after being struck by a falling boulder in Digne-les-Bains in southeast France.
- July 12, 2013: Seven people are killed and dozens injured when a train derails as it passes through a station at Bretigny-sur-Orge, about 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of Paris.
- June 2, 2008: Seven pupils are killed and 25 people injured when a passenger train linking Evian-les-Bains and Geneva hits a school bus at a level crossing near the town of Allinges, in the French Alps.
- October 11, 2006: Six people are killed and 23 injured when a passenger train collides with a freight train in Zoufftgen, in northeastern France.
- November 6, 2002: Twelve people are killed when a night train linking Paris and Vienna catches fire near the eastern city of Nancy.
- September 8, 1997: Thirteen people are killed and 43 others injured when a passenger train ploughs into a fuel truck at a level crossing in the village of Port-Sainte-Foy in southwestern France, sparking a huge explosion and fire.
- September 22, 1995: Five people are killed when a train collides with a car at a level crossing in the southern town of Agde.
- December 1, 1993: Four people are killed and four others are seriously injured after a teenager placed a piece of metal on the tracks, causing a train to derail in the northern village of Saint-Leu-d'Esserent.
- October 17, 1991: Sixteen people are killed and 55 others are injured when a car-sleeper train collides with a freight train at a station in Melun, southeast of Paris.
- November 7, 1988: Nine people are killed and 13 others injured when a Luxembourg-Paris express train crashes into a track motor car and derails in the eastern town of Ay because of a signalling error.
- June 27, 1988: Fifty-six people are killed and almost as many are injured when a commuter train crashes into a stationary train at Paris's Gare de Lyon terminal.
- August 31, 1985: Forty-three people are killed and 37 are injured when a train derails after colliding with another train in the central town of Argenton-sur-Creuse.
- August 3, 1985: Thirty-two people are killed and more than 160 injured when two trains collide, partly due to human error, near the southwestern town of Figeac.
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