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2014 Chemins de Fer de Provence derailment

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2014 Chemins de Fer de Provence derailment
The accident train was a type AMD800 diesel multiple unit, two of which are pictured.
The accident train was a type AMD800 diesel multiple unit, two of which are pictured.
Date8 February 2014
LocationSaint-Benoît, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
CountryFrance
Rail lineNice - Digne-les-Bains
OperatorChemins de Fer de Provence
Type of incidentDerailment
CauseRockfall
Statistics
TrainsOne
Passengers34
Deaths2
Injuries9

The 2014 Chemins de Fer de Provence derailment occurred on 8 February when a train travelling from Nice to Digne-les-Bains was hit by a rock which fell down a mountain side. Both vehicles of the train were derailed, killing two people and injuring nine others.

Accident[edit]

On 8 February 2014, a Chemins de Fer de Provence passenger train travelling from Nice to Digne-les-Bains was derailed when it was struck by a large rock which had fallen down a mountain and hit the train as it was passing. Two people were killed and nine were injured. The train was carrying 34 passengers in addition to the driver.[1] The train involved was an AMD800 diesel multiple unit.[2] The accident occurred in a remote location between Annot and Saint-Benoît, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.[3][4] Two helicopters were sent to the scene, as well as 110 firefighters in 32 vehicles.[2] Those not requiring medical attention were evacuated to Annot.[4]

References[edit]

  1. Blair, David. "Train derails in French Alps killing two". Telegraph Group. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "French Alps: Rock derails Nice to Digne-les-Bains train". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  3. "Deux morts lors du déraillement d'un train dans les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence" (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 8 February 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Two dead and several injured in French train derailment". Breaking News. Retrieved 8 February 2014.

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