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Putin offers his condolences over death of people in railway crash in Italy

July 12, 2016, 18:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his condolences to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi over the death of people in a railway accident in Italy’s Apulia, the Kremlin press service said on Tuesday.

"Russia shares the grief of the friendly Italian people," Putin said in a telegram of condolences. The Russian president "conveyed the words of empathy and support to the families of those dead and wishes of soonest recovery to those injured," the press service said.

Two commuter trains collided head-on in one-way track section between the towns of Corato and Andria near Bari in Italy’s Apulia earlier on Tuesday. According to preliminary data, at least 20 people died.

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