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France

Marseille-Bordeaux train catches fire, no injuries

media Reuters

A train running between the French cities of Marseille and Bordeaux caught fire on Saturday morning, causing delays of two to three hours but no injuries.

The intercity train, carrying 220 passengers, started spewing smoke near the southern French town of Tarascon, the SNCF rail network reports, and firefighters intervened near the station of nearby Manduel.

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Passengers in the first three carriages had to be moved to back of the train, which was then towed to Nîmes, where they were to be transferred to another.

The relief train was expected to arrive in Bordeaux three hours late.

About 10 others using the same line were expected to suffer delays of about two and a half hours.

The cause of the blaze were not known on Saturday morning. 

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