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A high-speed passenger train has derailed and struck another train in northern Italy, killing two railway workers and injuring 27 people.

Italy’s civil protection chief, Angelo Borrelli, told state radio the state railway train went off the rails and struck a train on adjacent tracks in the countryside near the town of Lodi. He said one of the dead was a train engineer.

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He said the Frecciarossa (Red Arrow) train had departed from Milan at 5.10am local time and was heading south to Bologna. It was travelling at about 180mph when it derailed, he said.

Borrelli said two of the injured were in a serious condition and the other 25 were less seriously injured.

Rai TV said the other train involved was a freight train. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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