The tragic head-on train collision that occurred on Wednesday night in Greece that led to the death of 38 individuals and injured over 80 more is still having the families wanting answers. The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has since stated that “Tragic human error” was the cause of the accident.
Following the incident, a 59-year-old man has been arrested and charged. However, specific charges have not yet been announced. The prime minister has also guaranteed that the causes of the tragedy will be thoroughly investigated and steps will be taken to prevent such accidents from happening in the future.
In response to the crash, Greek Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis resigned, stating that the country’s railway infrastructure “is not up to 21st century standards.” Additionally, the heads of Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) and its subsidiary ERGOSE have also resigned from their positions.
The accident has led to an outpouring of support from people around the world for the people of Greece. The death toll is incredibly high, and the injuries sustained by the survivors are undoubtedly severe.
As of now, the details surrounding the crash are still being investigated. However, it is clear that significant changes need to be made to the country’s railway infrastructure to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. The tragedy serves as a sombre reminder of the importance of ensuring public safety in all aspects of life.