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Inspectors find track fault at French derailment site

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Rail investigators said Saturday they had found a fault in the track where a train derailed near Paris, killing six people and injuring dozens more. 

The site of a train accident is seen on July 13, 2013 at the railway station of Bretigny-sur-Orge, near Paris. Rail investigators said Saturday they had found a fault in the track where the train derailed near Paris, killing six people and injuring dozens more.

Friday's derailment may have been caused by a connecting bar that had come loose at a rail switchpoint at Bretigny-sur-Orge station, about 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of Paris, said rail operator SNCF.

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