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French Alps: Rock derails Nice to Digne-les-Bains train

Two people were killed when a falling boulder derailed a tourist train in the southern French Alps, local officials and firefighters have confirmed.

The train was travelling from Nice to the town of Digne-les-Bains on a line which crosses gorges and viaducts at up to 1,000m (3,200ft) above sea level.

  • 08 Feb 2014
  • From the section Europe