Italy probes train crash as dead mourned

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ANDRIA, Italy: A deadly train collision in Italy could have been caused by a “risky” signaling system in place on the line, Italy’s minister of transport said on Wednesday, as sobbing relatives identified victims of the crash which claimed at least 23 lives. The system on the single-track line by which station managers communicate directly with train drivers was “one of the least sophisticated and most risky,” Graziano Delrio told parliament a day after one of the country’s worst rail accidents. “Unfortunately, a system like this means the controls lie with humans,” leaving a window for human error, he said. Victims’ families attended the Policlinico hospital morgue in Bari to identify their loved ones after Tuesday’s high-speed head-on collision between two busy passenger trains in the Puglia region of southern Italy.

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