A woman was killed and two children were injured after being struck Thursday night by a TER near Verdun, we learned from the SNCF.
The accident occurred around 19:40, in Belleville-sur-Meuse, in the suburbs of Verdun, while the TER, which carried "a dozen people", came from Metz and went to Verdun, did we added. According to the website of L'Est Républicain , the three victims were hit while they were "along the railway". The two girls, seriously injured, were hospitalized in Verdun, according to the newspaper.
No impact on traffic
A possible relationship between the three victims was not specified. It is also unknown for now what they were doing near the rails but according to a witness quoted by L'Est Républicain , they seemed to "hide from someone". According to the SNCF, the accident, which occurred in the early evening, had no impact on traffic.
A police investigation was opened.