Train hits van in southern Italy, killing six

ROME, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A train hit a van in southern Italy

on Saturday, killing at least six people, the Italian fire

service said on Saturday.

The van was waiting for the safety barriers to be opened

manually at a crossing near Rossano in the Calabria region when

it was hit by the train, Italian news agencies reported.

A landowner and Romanian clementine-pickers travelling in

the vehicle were among the victims, they said.

None of the 12 people on board the small regional train were

injured, but some were in a state of shock, a fire service

spokesman said.

(Reporting by Catherine Hornby; Editing by Alison Williams)

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