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Train service suspended because of weather in eastern Italy

Lines between Ancona, Pescara and Termoli at risk from weather

02 December, 16:18
Train service suspended because of weather in eastern Italy (ANSA) - Ancona, December 2 - Train services between Ancona and Pescara along eastern Italy's Adriatic coast were suspended Monday due to extreme weather conditions that caused flooding in parts of the region.

Italy's national rail service announced the suspension of the line running from Ancona to Pescara and from Pescara to Termoli.

Earlier, some 1,500 people from Pescara were evacuated when an overflowing reservoir threatened their homes.

That came amid extreme weather and flood alerts were raised throughout central and southern parts of the country. Earlier, a train conductor and an engineer were in serious condition after their train derailed in southern Italy amid bad weather. Only two passengers, in good condition, were aboard the train when it went off the tracks near Foggia late Sunday.

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