Train collision in Greece has killed multiple people

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According to national broadcaster ERT, a head-on collision between two trains in Greece killed at least 26 people and injured 85 others.

According to ERT, 25 of the injured are in critical condition and have been transported to nearby hospitals for treatment, according to Xinhua news agency.

According to the country’s national news agency AMNA, the passenger train travelling from Athens to the northern city of Thessaloniki and the freight train collided late Tuesday night in the Evangelismos area, near the country’s fourth-largest city Larissa.

The passenger train carried approximately 350 people.

The accident’s cause is still unknown.

Following the “strong” collision, multiple carriages derailed, and at least three caught fire.

“Wagons 1 and 2 do not exist. Due to the collision’s severity, they were ejected,” Regional Governor of Thessaly Kostas Agorastos told ERT

According to the Greek Fire Service, the death toll is expected to rise.

According to Greek Fire Service spokesman Vassilis Varthakogiannis, at least 150 firefighters, 17 vehicles, and 40 ambulances are currently involved in the rescue operation.