Twenty people have been killed and many more have been injured after a train crash in southern Italy. Pictures show the wreckage of two trains after they collided head-on near the city of Bari on the Adriatic Coast.
They were on a single-track part of the line on what appears to be a long bend, and the front carriages appear to have disintegrated from the impact. They were regional trains and the crash happened somewhere between Andria and Corata, according to local media.
The single train line, which runs northwest of Bari in the ‘boot of Italy’, is used by over 200 trains every day, and work to add another line to reduce the likelihood of trains colliding was in progress.
Collision between two trains in Italy
According to local media, 10 people are dead and dozens more are injured. ‘I think there are many dead,’ said Riccardo Zingaro, commander of the municipal department of Andria.
A witness said that ‘some coaches are completely crumpled and rescuers are pulling people from the wreckage,’ reports Il Mattino. The Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, said the crash ‘is a moment for tears’ and that he is determined to find the cause, according to AP.
- Metro, UK