A tragic incident occurred on Tuesday evening near the city of Larissa in Greece. A cargo train and a passenger train collided, resulting in the death of 16 people and leaving 85 others injured. The passenger train was travelling from Athens to Thessaloniki, while the cargo train was en route from Thessaloniki to Larissa.
The accident occurred during the late evening hours, and fire plumes could be seen around the area. Firefighters and rescue crews rushed to the scene to search for survivors and control the flames. The situation was chaotic and heart-wrenching as the death toll continued to rise with each passing moment.
The exact cause of the collision is yet to be determined, and investigations are underway. However, reports suggest that one of the trains may have derailed and collided, causing the tragic incident. The authorities are expected to release further information as more details come to light.
The incident has sent shockwaves throughout Greece and the world, with many expressing their condolences and support for those affected. The Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, expressed his deep sadness and offered his condolences to the families of the victims. He also announced that a period of mourning would be observed in the country.
Train accidents are not uncommon, and they can have devastating consequences. It is crucial that the authorities take steps to ensure the safety of passengers and cargo trains by implementing and enforcing stringent safety measures. The incident near Larissa is a reminder of the importance of prioritizing safety and taking preventive measures to avoid such tragedies.
The loss of lives in this incident is a great tragedy, and our hearts go out to the families of the victims. We hope that the injured will recover quickly and that the authorities will take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of train travel in Greece.
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