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On Tuesday, two commuter trains collided head-on in an olive grove in Italy’s southern region of Puglia, killing a dozen people and injuring dozens more, firefighters said.

Officials said the two trains, each with four cars, crashed between the towns of Corato and Andria. “Some of the cars are completely crumpled and the rescuers are extracting people from the metal, many of them injured,” Andria’s chief of police, Riccardo Zingaro, told Italian news agency ANSA.

A small child, injured but alive, was pulled from the wreckage and taken to a local hospital by helicopter.