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France Rules Out Human Error in Deadly Train Crash

French officials say human error did not cause a train derailment south of Paris that left at least six people dead and injured 30.

Transport Minister Frederic Cuvillier praised the quick actions of the train engineer Saturday and said the investigation would focus on issues such as infrastructure. Cuvillier told French radio that the engineer's quick action in reporting the derailment prevented a collision with another train by only seconds.

The train, carrying hundreds of passengers, veered off track Friday and crashed into the platform at Bretigny-sur-Orge station, about 20 kilometers south of the French capital. It had been traveling from Paris to the city of Limoges.

Dozens of people were injured in the crash, which caused some of the train's cars to topple over. Interior Minister Manuel Valls warned the casualty toll is constantly evolving and could rise. Rescue workers are continuing to search for survivors and victims of the derailment.



Friday's accident occurred as many families were traveling for summer vacations. This is a holiday weekend for France, which celebrates its most important national holiday -- Bastille Day -- on Sunday.

The train was not scheduled to stop at the Bretigny-sur-Orge station

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