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Trains collide near the Greek city of Larissa, resulting in carnage

Trains collide near the Greek city of Larissa, resulting in carnage

Trains collide near the Greek city of Larissa, resulting in carnage

Trains collide near the Greek city of Larissa, resulting in carnage

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  • Two trains collided in northern Greece.
  • Rescuers have been working all night to remove people from one of the trains.
  • At least 32 people died.
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Greece: Two trains collided in northern Greece, killing at least 32 people and injuring scores more, according to rescue services.

Rescuers have been working all night to remove people from one of the trains that crashed near the city of Larissa.

The train, which was carrying 350 passengers, collided with a freight train.

Thick clouds of smoke rose from wrecked carriages.

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The cause of the collision with the passenger train, which was traveling between Thessaloniki and Larissa, is unknown.

“We heard a big bang,” passenger Stergios Minenis said.

“It was a nightmarish ten seconds. We were turning over in the carriage until we fell on our sides and until the commotion stopped. Then there was panic. Cables, fire. The fire was immediate.

“As we were turning over we were being burned. The fire was right and left… For ten, or fifteen seconds it was chaos. Tumbling over, fires, cables hanging, broken windows, people screaming, people trapped. It was two meters high from where we jumped to leave and beneath there was broken iron debris but what could we do?”

Another passenger named Angelos Tsiamouras told local media the collision had felt like an earthquake.

Another passenger called Lazos told Protothema newspaper the incident had been “very shocking”.

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“That was a really powerful collision,” Kostas Agorastos, the regional governor of the Thessaly area”.

Because of the “severity of the collision,” conditions for rescue workers were “very difficult,” according to fire service spokesman Vassilis Varthakoyiannis.

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