What we know of the accident because Millas

► What has happened ?Six children died and 14 people were seriously injured in a collision is very violent between a school bus and a regional train on a level crossing in Millas (Pyrenees-Orientales).The accident occurred Thursday, December 14, at 16: 03, on the axis Perpignan-Villefranche de Conflent, at the height of Millas, a town of 4 000 inhabitants. The TER has literally cut the bus in two. The driver of the bus, a woman of 48 years old, was seriously injured.According to the survey, the TER was travelling at 75 km/h (the permitted speed is 100 km/h). According to the analysis of the tachograph, the bus that comes out of a turn moved him to 12 km/h.It took all night to successfully identify the bodies of the six victims and five children among the injured. Testifying to the violence of the accident, the prefect of Pyrenees-Orientales, Philippe Vines, has spoken of a balance sheet ” unfortunate, dramatic “ and a ” true scene of war “.to read : Accident Millas : “It is necessary to give his blood, for the children “► Where are we in the investigation ?The prosecutor of the Republic of Marseille, in charge of the investigation, said on Tuesday the 19th of December, in the late afternoon, that the ” findings of material “ would ” rather in the sense of a barrier (of level crossing) closed “. However, he said that the ” exact cause “ of the accident is not yet clearly determined.To see more clearly, The driver of the school bus collided with a regional train in Millas (Pyrenees-Orientales) has ” again “ been placed in police custody to explain the circumstances of the tragedy. It had already been heard briefly in the aftermath of the accident.His lawyer reported on RTL that his client, during the first hearing, ” was unequivocal : the barriers were lifted. It would not be fun to go with a bus on a railway track with children inside. The barrier was lifted “ there still being hammered out.For his part, the prosecutor of Marseilles, made of the material elements concrete, going to the thesis of a closed barrier. ” It is on the bottom of the bus, to the height almost of the barrier (of level crossing), traces “, he added during a press conference in Perpignan after having met with the families of the victims.To read : The railway level crossings, a crossing always sensitive► What support for the families ?The minister of national education has made, Friday, December 15, in the college of which were from victims. ” Everyone is very shocked, everyone reacts in his own way, and all ways of responding are worthy and must be received “ said the minister, while a cell’s psychological forty people was put in place to Millas.The whole country is behind Millas & St Féliu.
I came to the school and college ensure that our support today & in the long term.
— Jean-Michel Blanquer (@jmblanquer) December 15, 2017, A mass was celebrated Friday, December 15, at the church of Saint-André in Saint-Féliu d Avall. The following Sunday night at 18: 30, the bishop of Perpignan has also held a prayer vigil for victims and their families in this same church, not far from the place of the drama.The funeral of the teen killed in the accident need to be held on Thursday, December 21, in the morning at the multipurpose hall of Saint-Féliu-d Avall, the small commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales where they were from. A fervent chapel will be installed as soon as tomorrow to allow residents to gather in front of the coffins.►What has been the reaction of the government ?The government, by the voice of the minister of transport Elizabeth Terminal, has named Friday, December 15, a co-ordinator interdepartmental to help ” in the term “ the families of the victims of the accident. She added that the representative of the State, which ” will be on site from tomorrow “, will be ” alongside families to support them, inform them, to help them in their efforts “.On the evening of the tragedy, the prime minister, on a trip to Cahors was made to assess the magnitude of the tragedy. ” This evening, it is necessary to think about the families, their anguish, their sadness, and make it so that we can, along with decency, to accompany them to overcome the news that is in front of them, “ he said.Read also : Saint-Féliu-d Avall, the time of the recollection

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