A train accident in Greece has left 57 people dead and dozens more injured. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 1, when a passenger train derailed near the town of Lamia, about 200 kilometers north of Athens.
According to eyewitnesses, the train was traveling at a high speed when it derailed and slammed into a house near the tracks. The impact was so severe that several cars were thrown off the tracks and smashed into nearby buildings.
Emergency services were immediately called to the scene, and dozens of injured passengers were rushed to nearby hospitals. Unfortunately, many of them were in critical condition and succumbed to their injuries in the following hours.
As the news of the tragedy spread, public outrage began to grow. Many people took to social media to express their condolences and anger at the government for what they saw as a failure to ensure the safety of passengers.
The Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, released a statement expressing his sorrow at the loss of life and promising a full investigation into the incident. “We will do everything in our power to determine the cause of this tragedy and ensure that justice is served.”
The Greek Minister of Transportation, Kostas Karamanlis, also released a statement, saying that the government would take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the country’s railways. “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and will work tirelessly to prevent such incidents from happening again,” he said.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but initial reports suggest that human error may have been a factor. The train’s conductor has been taken into custody for questioning, and authorities are also looking into the condition of the tracks and the train itself.
The tragedy in Lamia is one of the deadliest train accidents in Greece’s history, and it has sent shockwaves through the country. As the investigation continues, many are calling for greater accountability and transparency from the government to ensure that such incidents never happen again.