This morning, near Saint-Jean-de-Luz (in the French province of Pyrénées-Atlantiques; ed.) three people died after being hit by a train. The public prosecutor’s office in Bayonne reported that two of them – aged 28 and 36 – hold Algerian citizenship.
A fourth person – a 28-year-old man – was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He is in mortal danger.
According to the public prosecutor’s office and the French railway company SNCF, the four were on the tracks when the train passed at around 5 am. The exact circumstances of the tragedy are not yet clear. According to the mayor of Sibor town, the victims were stranded on a railroad track, but the cause is unknown.
There were no injuries on board the train, but the passengers were shocked and received assistance. An investigation has been opened.
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