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Toll rises in crash between school bus and train in southern France

The death toll from the level-crossing collision on Thursday afternoon between a coach carrying secondary school children and a passenger train near Perpignan in southern France has risen five, while six of those injured remained in a critical condition, announced a Marseille public prosecutor late Friday.

UPDATE: Four dead, 24 injured after train crashes into bus in S France

A passenger train collided with a coach carrying schoolchildren at a level crossing in countryside near Perpignan, southern France, on Monday afternoon, killing at least four teenagers and leaving at least 24 other people injured, 11 of them in a serious condition.

Train crashes into fallen tree in southern France, at least 60 injured

The train reportedly crashed into a tree that had been left on the tracks following a heavy thunderstorm near Montpellier, leaving 11 people seriously injured.

France to tighten train security in response to attacks

After thwarted attack in August, rail security officers will now be able to deny travel permission to anyone who refuses luggage search.

France train attack: Europe 'to tighten rail security'

French interior minister announces increased identity and baggage controls at stations and more police patrols on board international trains.

EU ministers to discuss station scanners in wake of France train attack

Interior ministers hold security summit in Paris to formulate co-ordinated response to threat of an atrocity on Europe’s rail networks.

Did French train terror suspect slip through European security net?

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The man arrested after a thwarted attack on a train last Friday was known to intelligence agencies in several countries, including France. Yet Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, was still able to board a busy Paris-bound train after acquiring an assault rifle and ammunition. Michel Deléan and Louise Fessard ask if European secret services again let a potential terrorist through the net – or whether surveillance on so many potential suspects is simply impossible.

French president: we must prepare for new attacks

François Hollande said that Friday's train attack could have resulted in 'monstrous carnage' without the courage of several passengers.

Migrant seriously hurt in France may have been hit by train

The 22-year-old Eritrean suffered a head injury and internal bleeding as Channel Tunnel briefly closed by migrants on railway.

Train attack saviours give press conference in Paris

Three US passengers who disarmed Thalys gunman said survival instinct drove them, that assailant appeared untrained and events felt 'very unreal'.

French police continue to question Amsterdam-Paris express gunman

Moroccan national Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, identified by his fingerprints, claims robbery was the motive of his attack on passengers of Thalys train.

Video footage of train attack scenes released

The images, filmed by one of three US men who overpowered the gunman, shows him trussed inside the carriage and his bundle of weapons.

Amsterdam-Paris train gunman 'is known Islamist who travelled to Syria'

Arrested gunman's given identity is that of a 26-year-old Moroccan known to Spanish, French authorities for links to radical Islamist movement.

Amsterdam-Paris train attack: witnesses recount scene of terror and heroics

One passenger said he heard 'click-click-click' like 'a toy' before a man jumped on the gunman, the whole sequence lasting '15 seconds'.

French entrepreneurs cashing in on English side of the tunnel

Lower taxes and more jobs are drawing French companies to Ashford on the railway line between London and Paris.