At least 32 people died and 85 were injured on Tuesday evening in a collision between a freight convoy and a passenger train traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki, Greece, firefighters said on Wednesday.
“Thirty-two passengers were found dead,” said Vassilis Vathrakogiannis, the spokesman for the Greek firefighters during a brief press briefing, adding that “the rescue operation was still in progress.”
“Of the 85 people injured, 53 people remain hospitalized,” he added.
No details have been provided at this stage as to why the two trains had collided.
But according to the Greek media, it is the “worst train accident that Greece has ever known”.