At least 12 killed in Italy train crash

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ITALY — At least 12 people were killed in a head-on collision of two trains Tuesday morning in southern Italy, a firefighter told CNN.

The crash happened at about 11:05 a.m. in the Puglia region, said Maria Rondenodnone, a volunteer firefighter.

Others were injured in the crash between the towns of Ruvo di Puglia and Corato, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

An aerial picture from the scene, distributed by Italian firefighters, showed the smashed remains of train cars and a large area of scattered, twisted metal at the impact site.

A child was among those taken from the crash, and was sent to a hospital by helicopter, ANSA reported.