Train kills three migrants lying on train tracks in France


Three migrants have been killed and one seriously injured after a train struck them in south-western France on Tuesday, October 12.

A local mayor and police said the migrants were lying on the tracks when they were hit in a coastal town near Biarritz on Tuesday morning october 12.

A police investigation is under way but reports say the circumstances of the incident is still unclear.

The mayor of Ciboure said the area was well-known as a transit route for migrants entering France.

Mayor Eneko Aldana-Douat told BFM TV the migrants “were sleeping or lying” on the tracks and didn’t hear the train as it was coming..

Citing a police source, the Parisian newspaper said all of them were Algerian nationals.

The one who survived suffered a broken leg and has been taken to hospital, local prosecutors told the AFP news agency.

French media said the incident took place shortly before 06:00 local time (04:00 GMT) about 500m (1,640ft) from the train station in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a seaside town in France’s Basque country near the Spanish border.