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Deadly Commuter Crash: Italian Trains Collide Head-On
Two commuter trains crashed in southeastern Italy on Tuesday morning.
Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were pulled alive from the crumpled wreckage as the rescue operation ground on in the scorching heat.
Above: The crash site where two trains collided on a single-track stretch between Ruvo di Puglia and Corato, Italy on July 12, 2016.
The trains were operated by a private, Bari-based rail company, Ferrotramviaria, that connects the city of Bari with Puglia towns to the north and the airport.
In a phone interview with state TV, Ferrotramviaria director general Massimo Nitti said the dynamics of what went wrong are still to be determined, but it is clear "one of the trains wasn't supposed to be there" at the same time as the other.