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High-speed line between Bologna and Rimini: Trains collided

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In Italy, two trains collided near the Italian city of Faenza on Sunday evening. At least 17 people were injured, most of them slightly, the Ansa news agency reported, citing rescue workers on the scene.

The accident occurred around 20:30 p.m. on the high-speed line between the cities of Bologna and Rimini in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Firefighters were on duty at the scene of the accident and were busy securing the route. There were significant disruptions to train services in the region.

The exact cause of the collision is still unclear. According to an initial reconstruction, both trains were heading north, as Ansa further reported. They did not collide head-on, but one train collided with the other from behind.

"There were no serious injuries," said a spokesman for the Trenitalia railway company. According to this, the trains had collided at low speed.