On Tuesday, October 12, three migrants were murdered and one was critically injured when a train collided with them in south-western France.
The migrants were resting on the tracks when they were hit in a coastal village near Biarritz on Tuesday morning, according to a local mayor and police.
A police investigation is underway, but the details of the occurrence are yet unknown, according to reports.
According to the mayor of Ciboure, the area is well-known as a transit point for refugees seeking to enter France.
Mayor Eneko Aldana-Douat told BFM TV the migrants “were sleeping or lying” on the tracks and didn’t hear the train as it was coming..
Citing a police source, the Parisian newspaper said all of them were Algerian nationals.
The one who survived suffered a broken leg and has been taken to hospital, local prosecutors told the AFP news agency.
French media said the incident took place shortly before 06:00 local time (04:00 GMT) about 500m (1,640ft) from the train station in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a seaside town in France’s Basque country near the Spanish border.