Two Trains Collided In Greece: At Least 32 Dead
Two Trains Collide in Greece
32 people died and 85 people were injured in a train accident in Greece.
A passenger train and a freight train collided in the Tempi area north of Larisa, Greek state broadcaster ERT reported.
In the accident in which some wagons of the passenger train derailed and the front wagons burned, 32 people died and 85 people were injured, 25 of them seriously.
After the accident, passengers on the train were taken by buses to Thessaloniki, Larisa and Katerini.
The stationmaster on duty was detained and representatives of the railway operator Hellenic Train also testified.
Thessaly’s Governor Kostas Agorastos told ERT that wagons 1 and 2 were completely unrecognizable due to the impact of the collision.
The Mayor of Tembi, Yorgos Manolis, said that the temperature in the first three cars of the passenger train rose to 1500 degrees Celsius.
Health Minister Thanos Plevris went to the scene.
The passenger train was traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki with 346 passengers on board.
Search and rescue operations continue at the accident site.