2014 Chemins de Fer de Provence derailment
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.
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. The train involved was an AMD800 diesel multiple unit. The accident occurred in a remote location between Annot and Saint-Benoît, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Two helicopters were sent to the scene, as well as 110 firefighters in 32 vehicles. Those not requiring medical attention were evacuated to Annot.
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