Death toll in train crash in Greece rises to 57

According to the latest determinations, 57 people lost their lives in the accident where some wagons derailed and the front wagons burned as a result of the collision of the passenger train and the freight train in the Tempi region, north of the city of Larisa.

In the news, it was noted that the treatment of 48 people, 6 of them seriously, continues, and 56 people are still missing.

It was stated in the news that there were difficulties in recognizing some corpses removed from the rubble during the search and rescue efforts due to the fire that broke out during the accident, and that the families of the disappeared gave samples for DNA testing.

Arrested station chief will appear in court on Saturday

“From now on, we should focus on the forest, not on a single tree,” said the lawyer of the station chief of Larissa, 59, who is expected to appear in court on Saturday. she used the phrase.

According to ERT’s report, the station chief faces charges of negligent manslaughter, negligent injury and dangerously tampering with transportation.

In Greek media reports citing police sources, the station chief admitted his mistake, “I made a mistake and sent the passenger train the same error as the commercial train from Katerini.” alleged that he said.

Dendias thanks those who sent a message of support

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias thanked everyone who sent a message of support on his social media account.

Dendias shared, “We thank all the people around the world who have expressed their solidarity with our people. We express our deep appreciation to all who offered a kind message of support to the Greek diplomatic and consular officials.”

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropulu, Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis, Health Minister Thanos Plevris, main opposition Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA) leader Aleksis Tsipras, Deputy Defense Minister Nikos Hardalias and Greek Communist Party (KKE) Leader Dimitris Kuçumbas went to the area where the accident took place and learned about the situation.

The Greek government has declared three days of national mourning after the deadliest train crash in the country’s history.

In the capital Athens, thousands of demonstrators protesting the train accident gathered in front of the building where the Hellenic Train offices are located and marched to Syntagma Square, where the parliament building is located.

The demonstrators, carrying banners with the words “Not an accident, but murder” demanded that the culprits be found.

In the demonstration held in the capital yesterday, there was a scuffle between the protesters and the police, who said that the accident was due to negligence.

The police responded with tear gas to the demonstrators who did not want to leave their places.

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