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Train crashes in France becasue of hailstorm

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How often does hail storms occur in France?
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The double-decker train had been travelling at 140km/h to the east of Montpellier when it rammed into the tree at around 15:45 local time (13:45 GMT), reports said."We were on the train when hailstones the size of ping-pong balls started falling, then we heard what sounded like an explosion," said a 24-year-old passenger from Luxembourg who gave her name as Justine.
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There were some serious injuries when the train hit the tree. Luckily there were no fatalities.
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The bulk of the damage was in the train’s front carriage. The crash injured 60 people total; eight severely. One passenger was even thrown from the train on impact. Since the site of the crash was extremely difficult for rescuers to reach, that critically injured passenger was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Rail services in both directions were suspended following the crash.
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