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At least 11 killed in French TGV high-speed train crash

A high-speed TGV train has derailed near the eastern French city of Strasbourg, killing at least 11 people, officials have said.

The train was carrying 49 railway technicians when it derailed, caught fire, and plunged into a canal. Eleven people suffered serious injuries.

President of French rail firm SNCF Guillaume Pepy said ''the railway family was in mourning''.

The derailment was reportedly due to excessive speed.