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RT UPDATE: At least 8 people have been killed after a train derailed in the southern suburbs of Paris, crushing and electrocuting some of its 350 passengers, French media reported.
The accident happened at a railway station in the community of Bretigny-sur-Orge.
Four of the seven train carriages overturned, leaving many of the injured stuck inside.
While local authorities have announced there were “many casualties” as a result of the incident, LesNews said at least 8 were killed, citing local TV reports.
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A train has derailed in the Paris suburb of Bretigny-sur-Orge causing "many casualties", authorities say.
The Paris prefect's office said a "red alert" plan had been activated and the interior ministry confirmed the accident.
A police source said there were reports of at least one dead in the accident, which involved a train heading from Paris to the west-central city of Limoges.
"The train arrived at the station at high speed. It split in two for an unknown reason. Part of the train continued to roll while the other was left on its side on the platform," the police source said.
The Le Parisien newspaper said up to eight people were dead.