Five Dead, Seven Injured After Train Derails in France Just Hours After Paris Attacks

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Rescue workers search the wreckage of a test TGV train that derailed and crashed in a canal outside Eckwersheim near Strasbourg, eastern France, November 14. Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Five people are reportedly dead and seven injured after a high-speed train derailed in Eckwersheim, France, on Saturday afternoon.

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Rescue workers search the wreckage of a test TGV train that derailed and crashed in a canal outside Eckwersheim near Strasbourg, eastern France, November 14. Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The train landed into a river and was briefly on fire, the Daily Mirror reported. Because it was a test train, only technicians were on board. Those injured and killed have not been identified.

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Rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher from the wreckage of a test TGV train that derailed and crashed in a canal outside Echwersheim near Strasbourg, eastern France, November 14. Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The train was traveling on the Paris-Strasbourg line, set to open in April of next year, according to Reuters.

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A French gendarme searches the wreckage of a test TGV train that derailed and crashed in a canal outside Eckwersheim near Strasbourg, eastern France, November 14. Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The incident comes less than 24 hours after a series of terrorist attacks struck Paris, killing over 120 and injuring dozens. The train derailment has not been linked to those attacks.