Train ran over three Algerians in France

PARIS (Reuters) - A train killed three Algerian migrants in southwestern France while they were lying on its tracks, and seriously injured a fourth, French police said on Tuesday.

A police officer said four migrants were on the railways near Saint-Jean-de-Luz around 5 a.m. CET (0300 GMT) when they were run over by a train bound for Bordeaux.

The officer added that three died on the spot, while another was seriously injured, noting that it was not clear why they were lying on the bars.

"All the victims have Algerian citizenship," Bayonne's public prosecutor, Jerome Pourier, told BFM television, adding that three of them had been the target of proceedings related to their illegal presence in Spain.

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