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Balvano train disaster

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Location type: Event
Location address: Italia, Potenza
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Made by | Reference Orlovic | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

In the Balvano train disaster of 2/3 March 1944, some 426 people illegally riding a steam-hauled freight train died of carbon monoxide poisoning when the train stalled on a steep gradient in the Armi tunnel. The accident occurred in southern Italy, near Balvano (Basilicata).

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