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Images emerge from scene of fatal train crash in Italy

The scene of the crash in the middle of an olive grove in the southern village of Corato, near Bari, Italy. Credit: Reuters

Italian firefighters have said that as well as 12 dead, scores of people have been injured in the train crash in the south of the country.

The scene of the crash in the middle of an olive grove in the southern village of Corato, near Bari, Italy. Credit: Reuters

Emergency services are currently at the scene.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in the middle of an olive grove in the southern village of Corato, near Bari, Italy. Credit: Reuters

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Emergency services battle to rescue wounded passengers

Emergency services are battling to rescue wounded passengers stuck in the wreckage of the crashed train.

At least a dozen passengers have been killed in the crash, which happened in the middle of the countryside, north of the city of Bari in the heel of Italy.

Footage from the scene shows ambulance crews helping the wounded and the wreckage of the train.

The carriages appear to have crumpled on impact in the head on collision and metal debris surrounds the tracks.

Picture shows devastating wreckage of train crash

The head on smash Credit: Fire brigade

This is the first picture of the devastating wreckage of the train crash that left at least a dozen dead in Italy.

The picture shows the front carriages mangled with debris strewn in the olive grove beside the tracks.

The fire brigade fear more passengers may be dead as they continue the rescue operation.

Two trains crash head on leaving at least 10 dead

The trains collided in the countryside near the town of Andria Credit: Google

Two trains have crashed head on leaving at least 10 dead in Italy, the fire brigade said.

Dozens were also injured in the crash, which happened on a single stretch of track between the towns of Corato and Andria, police said.

An aerial image reportedly showed train carriages were smashed and crumpled by the head-on collision, with debris spread out on either side of the track.

The local newspaper reported that among those rescued was a small child who was taken to hospital in a helicopter.

No immediate reason was given for the crash, which happened in the middle of the countryside, north of the city of Bari in the heel of Italy.

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Italy 2-0 Spain: Defending champions knocked out of Euro 2016

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini (3) scores the opening goal. Credit: PA

Reigning European champions Spain are out of Euro 2016 after a 2-0 defeat by Italy in Paris.

Goals from Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle, one in each half, saw off the lacklustre Spanish in their Round of 16 tie at the Stade de France.

Check out ITV's Euro 2016 website for a full report and highlights

Italian PM: Leaving EU would 'make Britain less great'

Matteo Renzi Credit: PA

Voting to leave the EU would exchange“autonomy for isolation, pride for weakness and identity for self-harm”, the Italian prime minister has warned.

Matteo Renzi said the UK is not a country that walks alone and leaving the union could make "Britain less great".

He wrote in the Guardian: "There is no super state in Brussels, no pedantic grocer who measures cucumbers and lives on arcane and exacting acronyms that obscure reality. Can London really fear this caricature of Brussels?”

He added: “[It] would not be a disaster, a tragedy or the end of the world for you in the UK chose to leave the EU. It would be worse, because it would be the wrong choice."

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