July 13 - A minute of silence is observed at train stations across France in honour of the victims of a fatal train accident at Bretigny-Sur-Orge. Rough cut - no reporter narration.
Railway employees across France observed a minute of silence at midday local time (1000GMT) on Saturday to pay homage to the victims of a fatal train crash at Bretigny-Sur-Orge.. At least six people died and 22 were seriously injured when a train derailed and hit the platform at a station in central France on Friday, leaving several carriages torn open and one lying on its side. The train - a regional service that travels more slowly than France's TGV express trains - veered off the track en route from Paris to the city of Limoges at the station of Bretigny-sur-Orge, 26 km (16 miles) south of Paris. Transport minister Frederic Cuvillier and President of the SNCF train operator Guillaume Pepypaid their respects at the Gare de Lyon in Paris. Meanwhile in Bretigny-Sur-Orge operations were underway to lift the collapsed train carriage off the tracks to check for bodies possibly trapped underneath.