A train accident in Belgium has left one person dead and more than a dozen in hospital. The train was carrying toxic chemicals. Police were forced to evacuate nearly 300 people in the surrounding area.
Dozens of people were injured after a fire broke out near railroad tracks in the drought-hit town of Siegburg. Dry conditions helped the blaze spread quickly to nearby houses, with firefighters facing a "wall of fire."
Officials have started a probe into the cause of Tuesday's fire, which injured 32 and burnt nine houses in Siegburg. Normal rail service has resumed on one of Germany's key lines between Frankfurt Airport and Cologne.
Turkish authorities branded a former high-ranking NATO officer a "terrorist" and imprisoned him. After escaping back to Brussels, he told DW's Teri Schultz that staying silent about what he saw is no longer an option.
Ahead of one of France's biggest holiday weekends, a substation has burst into flames and shut down train traffic. Any SNCF passengers who can delay travel have been advised to do so.
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