At least 8 dead in Italian train derailment
January 12, 1997
Web posted at: 9:45 a.m. EST (1445 GMT)
ROME (CNN) -- A Milan-Rome express train derailed Sunday
near the city of Piacenza, 40 miles (65 km) south of Milan.
Police told the Associated Press that at least eight people were killed. Italian television (RAI) reported that at least 40 were injured.
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga was on the train,
but escaped uninjured.
The Pendolino, as the train is called, makes runs three
times a day between Milan and Rome.
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