At Least 12 Dead, Dozens More Injured in Head-On Train Collision in Italy

PHOTO: A head-on collision happened in Southern Italy, July 12, 2016.PlayVIGIL ei Fuoco
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At least 12 are dead and dozens more were injured this morning in a train collision in southern Italy, according to fire officials.

Italian news agency ANSA reports the accident happened on a single track between the towns of Ruvo di Puglia and Corato.

Pictures of the mangled crash show the two trains veering sharply off the tracks, while a video shows rescue crews arriving on scene to pull survivors from the wreckage.

Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi, said the train crash "is a moment of tears" and pledged not to stop until a cause was determined, reports The AP.

Renzi spoke in Milan but was returning to Rome to monitor the situation.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.