Train passengers stranded as southern France wildfires halt services

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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.