Foreign Secretary William Hague sent condolences after at least six people were reportedly killed in a train crash south of Paris:
I was shocked to hear about the serious train crash outside Paris. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. The British Embassy in Paris is in close touch with the French authorities and stands by to provide any assistance required.
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