Dozens Killed and Injured After Trains Collide in Greece
At least 36 people were killed and dozens injured in the collision of a passenger train and a freight train near Tempi, Greece, late on Tuesday, February 28, the Greek Fire Brigade said.
The collision was near the Vale of Tempe, the fire brigade said. Alexandros Meikopoulos, the MP of Magnesia, where the Vale of Tempe is located, posted photos from the crash site on Wednesday.
Meikopoulos described the scene of the crash as “horror beyond the human mind.”
“We were informed that when the accident happened, for 40 minutes they could not locate the exact spot,” Meikopoulos wrote. “Even when the first rescue crews arrived confusion as to the destination remained as many of the officers called to the ground belonged to neighboring counties and knew nothing of the area.”
The Greek Fire Brigade said on Wednesday morning that 36 people had died. A further 66 people being treated for injuries, six of them in intensive care.
The cause of the collision had not been confirmed. Credit: Alexandros Meikopoulos via Storyful