Deadly head-on train collision in Italy


The Adriatic Coast is popular among European tourists. According to a local media report, a head-on train crash left 10 passengers dead today in this picture-perfect holiday region in Southern Italy.

In addition dozens were injured in a head-on collision between two trains in the south of Italy, local media report. Emergency services are already at the scene trying to treat the injured.

The incident took place near the city of Bari on Italy’s Adriatic coast, between the rural towns of Andria and Corato. The two regional trains are normally well-used, but no official information has been released so far as to the exact number of people who have been injured.

The trains came head to head on an area of single track. The line, which runs northwest of Bari in the ‘boot of Italy’ is busy, with over 200 trains using the line every day. Work had been taking place to add an extra line to ensure that trains would not possibly meet in the middle of the track.