July 2016: Head-On Train Collision Kills Dozens in Italy
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of July 2016.
1. Juno Enters Jupiter's Orbit 2. Train Crash in Italy 3. Special Delivery for Space Station 4. Fires Rage in California 5. Solar Plane Flies Around the World 6. Hot Air Balloon Crash in Texas 7. Flash Floods in Maryland
- Head-On Train Collision Kills Dozens in Italy
- On July 12, 2016, two passenger trains in the Puglia region of southern Italy crashes, leaving at least 25 dead and dozens more injured. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi orders an immediate investigation into the stretch of track that runs between the towns of Andria and Ruvo di Puglia. So far, the cause of the collision is unclear. Local officials ask the public for blood donations for the 55 critically injured.
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