Train derails in Italy

A train derailment killed nine people in Northern Italy Monday, due to a leaky irrigation pipe.

The two-car train, which was filled with students and commuters, went off of the tracks because of a leak in an irrigation pipe that was just up the hill of the crash site. At least nine people have been killed along with 28 others suffering injuries, according to the BBC.

The original death toll was at 11, but a counting error reduced the number down to nine. Officials are still not ruling out people that could still be buried in the mud, according to the BBC.

No explanation of why what caused the pipe to burst has been released to the media, but Italian officials are investigating the matter, according to The New York Times.

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