The number of casualties rose to 11 in a train accident in France: The number of those who died as a result of the derailment of the high-speed train derailed near the town of Eckwersheim near Strasbourg in eastern France, is worried that this number will increase.
It was revealed that the high-speed train test drive, which led to the accident, was called to invite guests, including children.
French prosecutor's deputy Alexandre Chevrier, at a press conference, 4 said the person could not survive the danger of life and increased the number of dead. Chevrier, who survived the accident, who reported that the driver, who was slightly injured from the accident, is highly experienced, said that in his first interrogation he testified that he did not exceed the speed limit set. 53 person died on the train of the total 11 and 42 injured person indicating that the deputy attorney, between the ages of 10 and 15 four children were not among those who lost their lives.
On the test drive, a large number of people were invited to the derailed train, Chevrier said, and continued to investigate why so many people were invited for the test drive.
Chevrier reported that they were considering all the options for what caused the accident, but they now excluded the possibility of terrorism.
Guillaume Pepy, Managing Director of the French Railway Administration (SNCF), said he was “invited” by the invitation of the invitee to the test drive.
Speaking to a radio, the General Manager said, “This is not an application we know. No guests are invited to the test drive. This is not a tourist trip or a trip between friends. These will not happen in the test drive. ”
During the test drive, the train derailed due to "overspeed". The new railway line, where the trial was conducted, was planned to be put into service in the spring of next year.