Train passengers stranded as southern France wildfires halt services


Thousands of passengers were forced to sleep in their trains overnight Saturday after rail services linking Marseille and Nice were halted as a  precautionary measure when weekend wildfires, which left three firefighters and an elderly woman in need of medical treatment, surrounded tracks.

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More than 3,000 travellers in southern France spent Saturday night camped out in train stations after a wildfire cut off the busy route between Marseille and Nice, reports Radio France Internationale.