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17 Injured in 2 Trains crash In Italy


Mon 11 Dec 2023 | 08:56 AM
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Two trains crashed into each other at low speed in northern Italy late Sunday, injuring at least 17 people, none seriously, firefighters and the train operator said, according to NDTV. 

The accident between a high-speed train and a regional train occurred on the line between Bologna and Rimini, specifically between the city of Faenza and commune of Forli, the fire service announced on social media, saying at least 17 people were injured.

But a spokesman for national train operator Trenitalia told AFP there were only "minor injuries", saying most were bruised.

It was a collision at very low speed," he said, adding that an investigation was underway into what happened.

Photos published by firefighters showed the two trains had crashed head on, but the front of the regional train was still intact.

Transport minister Matteo Salvini, who is also deputy prime minister, said he was following the situation and also confirmed the injuries were minor.

He said he was seeking rapid information on what happened, and potential responsibility.