Hollande oversees Bastille Day celebrations

French president talks about rail infrastructure on annual event that came two days after fatal train crash.

    Nearly 5,000 military personnel took part in a parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in the French capital, Paris, to mark annual Bastille Day.

    President Francois Holland was joined by United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon and Malian interim President Dioncounda Traore.

    The celebrations come two days after at least six people were killed in a train accident outside Paris.

    The French president admitted there was an equipment failure, but said France needed to prioritise investment in regional rail lines.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.


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