Protesters hit the streets of Greece after a train collision involving two trains killed dozens and left scores injured.
Angered citizens clashed with policemen in Athens, Greece capital, after a passenger train carrying about 350 people including students collided with a freight train on Tuesday evening close to the city of Larissa, leaving at least 36 people dead and scores injured. The death toll is expected to rise as some are in the intensive care unit.
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The demonstration is coming as a result of Greece poor record of railway passenger safety ranking as the worst in Europe with the highest fatality rate.
Greece’s metro workers have announced a 24-hour strike due to tragic event.
Over 85 people remain in the hospital as a result of the collision. The victims being treated are in critical conditions due to the explosion that rocked both trains after the head-on collision.
Most of the passengers involved in the accident were young, a local hospital told ERT.
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The identification process of the dead is ongoing alongside recovery efforts involving firefighters and ambulance workers, with the focus on the first carriages of the passenger train, Greek authorities said.
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