Dozens injured in French rail crash

Dozens injured in French rail crash

Dozens of rail passengers have been injured in France following a collision between a tree and a regional train in the south of the country.

The tree fell onto the tracks at Saint-Aunes in the Herault region, leaving the line between Montpellier and Nimes blocked.

Eight of those injured have been taken to hospital, with one believed to be in a serious condition.

The double-decker train had been travelling at 140km/h to the east of Montpellier when it hit the tree.

The accident occurred at 15:45 local time.