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Italy – Latest after two trains collide, killing 22 | Editor’s Pick | 13 July 16

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Two Italian commuter trains collided on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 22 people and injuring scores more.

The two trains, each with four cars, collided head-on in an olive grove on flat terrain between the towns of Andria and Corato. The accident occurred around 11:30am (0930GMT) some 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of the Puglia regional capital, Bari.

Following the crash, local residents rushed to hospitals in Bari to donate blood.

Meanwhile, in a sports stadium in the town of Andria, near the crash site, authorities set up a missing persons information point for relatives desperate for information about their loved ones.

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