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At least 25 killed in Italy train crash

The death toll in Tuesday's head-on train crash in Italy has been raised from 20 to 25, with dozens injured.

The accident happened on a stretch of track linking the small towns of Corato and Andria in the southeastern Puglia region.

Italy Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has demanded a full and swift investigation, and said Transport Minister Graziano Delrio would report to parliament on Wednesday.

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Train crash wreck 'as if an airplane fell from the sky'

The mayor of Corato in Italy's southern Puglia region where the train crashed said the scene is horrific but that rescue work is ongoing.

Mayor Massimo Mazzilli said rescue workers had just pulled out a passenger alive and were poised to extract a second one.

On his Facebook page, Mazzilli posted photos of the mangled steel trains that collided Tuesday.

He wrote: "It's as disaster, as if an airplane fell. Rescue workers and civil protection is on the scene, but unfortunately there are victims!"

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