Train tragedy prompts urgent questions about railway safety

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Disasters, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo via Flickr
Photo via Flickr

A major rail disaster that happened in central Greece early on Wednesday and which caused at least 36 deaths and dozens of injuries has laid bare the deficiencies in the country’s rail network and raised questions about the possible mismanagement of the service.

A passenger train crashed head-on with a freight train in Tempe, close to Larissa, after both were directed onto the same track. The passenger train was travelling north to Thessaloniki, apparently carrying many young passengers returning from the carni...

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