July 2016: Head-On Train Collision Kills Dozens in Italy

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Head-On Train Collision Kills Dozens in Italy
Image of train crash
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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