At Least 29 Dead & 85 Injured After Deadly Train Collision in Greece

2 March 2023 02:14

At least 29 people were killed after a train collision in Northern Greece early on Wednesday. At least 85 others were also injured when a passenger train crashed into an oncoming freight train near Tempe on Tuesday just before midnight.

Passengers who received minor injuries or were unharmed were transported by bus to Thessaloniki, 130 kilometers North of the incident. Rescuers pulled pieces of mangled metal from the rail cars to search for trapped people. Officials said the army had been contacted to assist. 

Rail operator Hellenic train said the northbound passenger train from Athens to Thessaloniki had about 350 passengers on board when the collision occurred.