BREAKING: 20 Dead In Italy; 2 Trains Collided
At least twenty people have been left dead in the southeastern part of Italy after two trains collided head-on at around 11:05 a.m. local time Tuesday.
The crash took place on a single track between Andria and Corato, about 4 miles outside of Andria, in rural area, in the Puglia region.
Immediately after the crash local authorities took to social media asking for nearby doctors and medics to attend the crash site.
The area is not easily accessible and closest highway is miles away.
The injured have been airlifted and taken to hospital in Andria. Local news website has requested for blood donations from people.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has ordered for an investigation and state-run rail company FS Group has offered condolences to the victims.
FS Group added, “The employees of the Italian FS Group are close to the victims’ families, the wounded and colleagues at Ferrotramviaria.”
The two collided trains are operated by Ferrotramviaria SpA private company. Cause of the crash is yet to be known.