At Least 22 Dead in Head-On Train Crash

Passenger trains collided on a single track in Puglia, Italy
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 12, 2016 7:03 AM CDT
Updated Jul 12, 2016 12:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities in southern Italy say at least 22 people are dead and more than 40 others injured after two trains collided in Puglia on Tuesday. Italian news reports say that two trains—each with four cars—collided head-on near the town of Andria on a line with just a single track, reports the AP. Rescue workers were pulling victims from the rubble, including a small child who was airlifted to a hospital, reports the BBC. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the train crash "is a moment of tears" and promises a full investigation. (Read more train crash stories.)

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