A high-speed TGV train derailed in Eckwersheim in the Bas-Rhin department of Alsace in northeastern France mid-afternoon on Saturday.
Officials said that out of the injured, 12 are in serious condition.
Several people have been airlifted from the scene on a helicopter, RTL reports. The train was carrying 49 people, all of whom were employees of SNCF national railways.
Local officials told AFP that the accident was apparently caused by “excessive speed.”