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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 October 2006, 14:44 GMT 15:44 UK
In pictures: Rome metro crash

Firefighters inspect a carriage of a metro train at Rome's Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II station

One person has been killed and dozens injured in a collision between two metro trains at Rome's Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II station.

Italian military police stand next to a temporary hospital near Victor Emanuele II station

Temporary hospitals on the nearby square dealt with the injured.

Rescue workers attend to a survivor of the underground train crash in Rome

Passengers said the crash happened when one train arriving at the station crashed into the back of another.

Firefighters enter Rome's Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II underground station

Dust and smoke made rescue efforts difficult, with the station's ceiling collapsing on top of the two trains.

An injured man on a stretcher is placed in an ambulance

The two trains involved were on metro line A, one stop away from the city's central Termini rail station.

An injured woman wipes blood from an injured man's face

Passengers were dazed and bloodied, and some were in a state of shock.

An injured woman cries after two metro trains crash in Rome

Witnesses described harrowing scenes in the trains, with people sprawled on the floor screaming for help.

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