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32 Killed, Dozens Critically Injured As Trains Collide In Greece

Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting

THIRTY-TWO people were killed and dozens Injured after a passenger train carrying hundreds of people collided, at high speed, with an oncoming cargo train in northern Greece.

After the collision near the town of Tempe on Tuesday, multiple cars derailed and at least three burst into flames.

Rescue teams arrived at the scene with floodlights in the early hours of Wednesday as they searched through the twisted, smoking wreckage for survivors.

Report has it that several passengers were thrown through the windows of the train cars due to the impact, while others fought to free themselves after the passenger train buckled, slamming into a field next to the tracks.

Vassilis Polyzos, a local resident who was one of the first people on the scene said:

“There were many big pieces of steel. The trains were completely destroyed, both passenger and freight trains.

“Dazed and disoriented people were escaping out of the train’s rear cars as I arrived.

“People, naturally, were scared. Very scared. They were looking around searching; they didn’t know where they were.”

The trains crashed just before the Vale of Tempe, a gorge that separates the regions of Thessaly and Macedonia.

32 bodies were recovered in the wreckage, while 85 others including 25 in critical conditions, were injured

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