At least 32 people died and 85 were injured following the collision between a freight and a passenger train yesterday evening in Greece, on the section between Athens and Thessaloniki. The firefighters report it.
Also employ cranes and other mechanical means to try to clear debris and lift overturned cars. “I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire life. It’s tragic. Five hours laterwe still find bodies,” said a rescuer working at the crash site
“The operation to free the trapped people is ongoing and is taking place in difficult conditions due to the severity of the collision between the two trains,” the fire brigade spokesman said. Vassilis Vathrakogiannis at a press conference.
A government crisis meeting was also held. The Minister of Health, Thanos Plevriswent to the scene, while the interior minister, Takis Theodorikakos, is supervising the situation from the crisis management center with the police and fire brigade chiefs