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Four dead, dozens injured in Greek train crash

April 16, 2006

ATHENS (Reuters) – An Intercity passenger train collided
with a truck in northern Greece late on Sunday, killing at
least four passengers and injuring dozens, the fire brigade
said.

Fire Brigade chief Andreas Kois said at least four people
were confirmed dead and at least seven of about 30 injured were
in serious condition.

“We fear that many more are trapped under the four wagons.
We cannot say what condition they are in.”

The train was traveling from the northeastern city of
Alexandroupolis to the port of Thessaloniki when it hit a truck
attempting to cross the tracks near the town of Drama.

Two wagons derailed and two overturned, Kois said.

State television showed pictures of dozens of rescue
workers trying to enter the collapsed coaches as several
ambulances were loading up the injured.

Officials said more rescue workers were on their way to the
accident.


Source: reuters



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