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7 die in train crash in Italy caused by landslide


Italian train crash: Seven killed in landslide

Seven people died after their train was hit and derailed by a landslide in Italy today.


from http://www.metro.co.uk/news/821305-italian-train-crash-seven-killed-in-landslide

At least another 20 were injured were injured near the city of Merano, about 180 miles north of Venice.

Firefighters in nearby Bolzano said that the landslide had hit the train at around 9am local time (8am BST).

Italy's Ansa news agency said many of the injured were in a critical condition.

The line is one of Italy's most modern and was opened only five years ago.

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