At least 4 dead in southern Italy train crash

The country's prime minister has vowed to make sure thorough investigations take place so a cause of this tragic accident can be determined.

Renzi spoke in Milan but was returning to Rome to monitor the situation. On impact, the carriages buckled and pieces of sheet metal were scattered dozens of feet around the countryside in the area of the crash. "We saw two crumpled trains and a lot of people transported on several ambulances which were in trouble in reaching the open countryside", said a journalist with a local newspaper who rushed to the spot, Lucia Olivieri.

It is thought the death toll will rise. It was not clear how many people had been on the trains.

"I think there are many dead", says the commander of the local fire department, Riccardo Zingaro.

June 5 - A passenger train runs into the back of a freight train near Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse, Belgium.

The trains collided near the town of Andria, according to news agency ANSA and Sky TG24.

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The chief of the firefighting service in Bari said 10 people had been killed and dozens injured.

One of the four-carriage trains was supposed to have waited at a station for a green light before heading down the single track between the towns of Corato and Andria.

The Mayor of Corato, Massimo Mazzilli, said: 'It looks like there has been a plane crash'.

Firefighters continue pulling people from the wreckage, including a small child who had to be airlifted to hospital.

Police officers are shown as the scene of the crash.

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