Saturday, June 22, 2024

2000 people evacuated at Saint-Charles station in Marseille

2000 people were evacuated around 16h this Sunday afternoon at the station Saint-Charles according to the fire marshals of Marseille.

According to the communication of the battalion, the alert comes from a “suspicious sound coming from the ceiling of a wagon of one of the TGV at quay”.

As a safety measure, all people in the train and people in the station were asked to go out.

For now, we do not know the origin of this noise. However, it is advisable to avoid the sector to allow law enforcement and rescue to perform their work in the best conditions.

Police and fire-fighters were deployed around 4 pm and the 2,000 people present in the SNCF station were evacuated as a precaution.

Marseille firefighters are on site to secure the perimeter and find the source of this noise.

On Twitter, the SNCF informs passengers that luggage has been abandoned on board a train, requiring intervention, and that traffic should resume gradually around 18h.

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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