Trains collide in Italy leaving 16 injured

Trains collide in Italy leaving 16 injured

Two trains collided in Italy (Stock image)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Two trains collided in Puglia, southern Italy, leaving 16 people injured including the driver.

The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon (June 13) but as the trains were travelling slowly the injuries were not serious, according to The Local.

A statement from the state railway agency, Ferrovie dello Stato, said initial investigations suggested the crash was caused by human error.

It is thought that one of the drivers ignored a red signal. The incident happened at Galugnano station in San Donato di Lecce.

Roughly 80 people had been on board the train and were then able to continue to their destinations via buses.

It has been almost a year since a train crash which left 23 people dead took place in Puglia.

Fifty people were also injured in the crash, which was the most deadly in the country since a crash in 2009.