One people has died, instead of the two as originally thought, in the metro crash in Rome on Tuesday morning. About 100 people were injured, at least five seriously, when two new high-tech trains on the metro A line in Rome collided Tuesday morning at Romes Vittorio Emanuele II station.

The Vittorio Emanuele stop is in the busy square between the important stations of Stazione Termini and S. Giovanni. According to an initial reconstruction, one train crashed into another which was waiting at Vittorio Emanuele II station. However the dynamics of the accident are still not clear and the city's mayor, Walter Veltroni, has called for a full enquiry.

The emergency services appear to have acted efficiently, getting the injured out of the station quickly and into hospitals around the city.