Casualties reported in commuter train crash outside of Paris

Matthew Coutts
Daily Brew
July 12, 2013
Paris train derailment
350 passengers were on board a train that derailed outside Paris.

A massive train crash outside of Paris has resulted in "many causalities," according to local reports.

The Telegraph reports that a red alert has been issued after a train accident involving a commuter train in the southern Paris suburb of Brétigny-sur-Orge.

The number of casualties and injuries has not been confirmed, but reports suggest as many as eight people were killed, possibly crushed or electrocuted at the crash site. Emergency crews are on the scene.

The train was reportedly heading to the city of Limoges during the Friday afternoon rush hour.

More as the story develops.