A passenger train derailed violently as it entered a station in Brétigny, France, on Friday, killing six and injuring dozens. The French Interior Ministry said several dozen people were injured, nine of them, gravely. “The death toll is evolving constantly at this point, and unfortunately it will likely rise,” Interior Minister Manuel Valls said. Guillaume Pepy, the president of the SNCF, France’s national rail company, was in tears as he gave a statement calling the accident a “catastrophe.” The crashed train was en route from Paris to Limoges; Brétigny is just southeast of Paris, inside the Île-de-France region that encompasses the capital’s metropolitan area.
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