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Italy Derailment
May 16, 2004

Trains Collide in Northern Italy
Two trains have crashed outside the north-west Italian city of Genoa injuring about 30 people, Italian emergency services say. It appears a fault in the track may have caused the accident, which happened at about 1630 (1430 GMT). Skipping its track, the passenger train struck a goods train travelling in the opposite direction and also hit an uninhabited building before coming to a halt. The drivers of the passenger train have told police they pulled emergency brakes because "something was not right on the line" and the track seemed to be "deformed", AFP news agency reports.