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Train collision in rural Italy kills 14.

Passenger and freight trains collided in thick fog in northern Italy yesterday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 80.

The crash, on a line between Bologna and Verona, left several carriages in a wreck of buckled metal. At least one carriage was lifted high into the air by the force of the collision. The crash happened in a rural area of Bolognina di Crevalcore, 25 miles north of Bologna.

Workers pulled bodies from the wreckage and lay them in body bags in a misty field.

The cause of the crash was not clear, but officials said there was thick fog at the time of the collision. The Transport Ministry opened an investigation. Ambulances rushed to the site, and a helicopter was sent from Rome.

Several seriously injured people were taken to hospital in Bologna and about 50 were treated on-site.
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Date:Jan 8, 2005
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