Intl desk, Mar 02: At least 38 people have been killed after a passenger train and freight train collided in Greece, in one of the country’s worst rail accidents.
Transport minister Kostas Karamanlis has resigned, saying it’s impossible to continue after something so tragic.
He says he is taking responsibility for the failures of the Greek state.
The local stationmaster has been charged with manslaughter.
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis earlier visited the scene of the crash and promised to find out what caused the disaster.
Rescuers are continuing to search for survivors at the scene near the city of Larissa.
The prime minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has blamed human error for the collision.
“Everything shows that the drama was, sadly, mainly due to a tragic human error,” he said in a televised address.
More from the Greek fire service now, who also say of the 72 people admitted to hospital after the crash, 15 have been released.
Of the 57 people still being treated for their injuries, six remain in critical condition and are being treated in an intensive care unit, the fire service said.
Source: News Agencies