Nearly two dozen rescue authorities are looking for trapped bodies after a five-story apartment building collapsed early Friday along a railway line near the southern Italian city of Naples.
Firefights said that up to eight people may be buried in the rubble. Mayor Vincenzo Ascione was quoted by the news agency ANSA as saying that two families were missing, including two children.
Witnesses said there wasn't an explosion before the 6am collapse, but a train had passed by on adjacent rail tracks.
The scene was grim, with images from the scene showing one-half of the apartment building decimated. Rescue workers were seen digging through the rubble in efforts to look for survivors.