At least 12 people were killed and many more injured in a train crash in southern Italy.

Shocking pictures show the wreckage of two trains after they were involved in a head-on collision near the city of Bari on the Adriatic Coast.

The trains were on a single-track area of the line, on what appears to be a long bend, and it appears that the frony carriages of the trains disintegrated from the impact.

They were regional trains and the crash happened somewhere between Andria and Corata, according to local media.

The single train line, which runs northwest of Bari in the ‘boot of Italy’, is used by over 200 trains every day, and work to add another line to reduce the likelihood of trains colliding was in progress.

This handout picture released by the Italian firefighters Vigili del Fuoco press office on July 12, 2016 shows crashed carriages after a head-on collision between two trains between Ruvo and Corato, in the southern Italian region of Puglia. The chief of the firefighting service in Bari said 10 people had been killed and dozens injured. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi interrupted a speech in Milan to say the country would

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This handout picture released by the Italian firefighters Vigili del Fuoco press office on July 12, 2016 shows a crashed wagon in a head-on collision between two trains between Ruvo and Corato, in the southern Italian region of Puglia. The chief of the firefighting service in Bari said 10 people had been killed and dozens injured. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi interrupted a speech in Milan to say the country would

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Italian firefighters Vigili del Fuoco respond to the scene of a train accident after two commuter trains collided head-on in the southern region of Puglia, killing several people, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (Italian Firefighter Press Office via AP)

(Picture: AP)

According to reports in the local media, 10 people are dead and dozens more are injured.

‘I think there are many dead,’ said Riccardo Zingaro, commander of the municipal department of Andria.

The Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, said the crash ‘is a moment for tears’ and that he is determined to find the cause, according to AP.

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By David-Aghadiuno 07/12/2016 08:27:00