A high speed train was left poised above a void after intense rain storms hit southern Italy on Sunday, washing away a section of railway embankment near Bari in the Puglia region. The train's trailing locomotive derailed as the embankment beneath it gave way. A flash flood is believed to have overwhelmed a small box culvert through the embankment. The water swept away earth and rock beneath the line's twin tracks over a length of approximately 20m. Twenty people were reported hurt in the incident.