Greece Train Crash: Death Toll Rises To 57


Athens: The death count from train crash in central Greece has increased to 57, authorities informed on Thursday.

Notably, a passenger service carrying 350 people collided with a freight train just before midnight on Tuesday after they ended up on the same track – causing the front carriages to burst into flames.

While 48 people remain hospitalised, six of them are critical, according to reports.

An investigation is simultaneously underway to determine the causes of the crash — how and why passengers train collided head-on with a freight train traveling in opposite directions.

A station master has been arrested and charged with manslaughter by negligence.

Meanwhile, the government has declared a three-day national mourning until Friday.

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