Carriages derailed in an accident lie within Bretigny-sur-Orge railway station
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French rail crash caused by 'technical fault'

The French rail company SNCF has said a "technical fault" on the track caused Friday's rail crash just south of Paris.

It appears a key piece of metal at a junction point was missing.

The driver has been praised for preventing further casualties by sending up an alert that stopped all train traffic in the area.

Chris Morris reports.

  • 13 Jul 2013
  • From the section Europe
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