At least 10 people were killed and dozens injured as two trains collided in Southern Italy.
An aerial image showed train
carriages smashed and crumpled
by the collision, with debris
spread out on both sides of the
No immediate reason has been
given for the collision, which took
place at around (0930 GMT)
Tuesday, Guardian reports.
The two four-carriage trains were
travelling on a line with a single
track and collided in the middle of
an olive grove in the countryside
between the towns of Corato and
“There are 10 dead and dozens
injured. We are working with
dozens of rescue teams to open
up the carriages,” said Luca Cari, a
fire service spokesman.
“The rescue is complicated because this happened in the middle of the countryside,” Cari said.
News reports said rescue workers were pulling victims from the rubble, including a small child who was alive and taken to hospital by helicopter.
Italy’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, sent his condolences to the families of the victims.
“We will not stop until we have clarified what happened,” he said, after cutting short a visit to Milan.