Emergency Crews Work at Site of Deadly Greek Train Crash

Emergency crews worked on the site of a deadly collision between a freight train and passenger train north of Larissa, Greece, on Wednesday, March 1.

A spokesman for the Greek fire service, Vasilios Vathrakogiannis, said at least 36 people died, with the number of fatalities expected to rise, while 72 people were hospitalized.

According to data from Hellenic Train, there were 342 passengers and 10 staff on the passenger train, Vathrakogiannis said, while the freight train was carrying two staff members.

Video uploaded to Instagram by user Simopoulos Yiannis II shows the aftermath.

A 59-year-old person was arrested by the Larissa Traffic Department as part of a preliminary investigation regarding the collision, authorities said. Credit: Simopoulos Yiannis via Storyful

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