32 people have died in a train collision in Greece. This number of victims was called by the representative of the fire service of the country Vassilis Vartakoyannis on the air of the Greek TV channel ERT.
As a result of the disaster, 85 people were injured, of which 25 are in serious condition, and another 53 people remain in the hospital, he said. Local authorities are reportedly investigating the cause of the train collision.
The collision of freight and passenger trains occurred around midnight at Evangelismos station in the Greek city of Tempi. The passenger train departed at 19:22 and followed the Thessaloniki-Larisa route. The collision resulted in a fire. 30 ambulances arrived at the scene of the incident. The victims were sent to the Larisa University Hospital. The military hospitals of Athens and Thessaloniki are on standby in case they need to receive the wounded.