Everything indicates that Wednesday’s train collision in Greece was the result of “tragic human error”. This was stated by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The death toll after the train accident reached 38, but it is expected to rise further.
There are still 57 injured in hospital. Six of them are in intensive care. A relatively large number of young people were among the victims. The prime minister visited the disaster site and expressed his condolences to the victims and relatives. He also commissioned an independent investigation into the tragedy.
A freight train and a passenger train were involved in the accident. They traveled the same path for miles before colliding. The stationmaster in the town of Larissa, who was in charge of giving signals, was arrested on suspicion of negligence. He denies guilt and indicates the possibility of a technical malfunction.
Since the accident, discussions have continued in Greece about whether the accident could have been avoided. The protest in Athens spiraled out of control on Wednesday night. The demonstrators threw stones at the headquarters of the participating private railway company, Hellenic Train. And the police continued, according to the Greek newspaper Kathimerini Tear gas and grenades to disperse the crowd.
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