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Train collides with …tree; one driver injured

A train driver was injured by broken glasses when the train serving the Thessaloniki-Drama route on Friday collided with a tree on the line near Lachanokipi. As a result of the collision, the windshield of the train was broken and one of the two train drivers was injured and taken …

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Tempi: Parliament approves KKE investigation proposal on fatal train collision

A proposal for setting up an Inquiry Committee to investigate the fatal train collision at Tempi on February 28, 2023 was approved by the plenary session of the Greek Parliament in a roll call vote on Wednesday evening. The proposal titled ‘The investigation of the Tempi crime and all aspects …

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OSE director beaten after testimony on Tempi train tragedy

A high-ranking official of Greece’ rail network managing company OSE was beaten outside a court after his testimony of the train tragedy in Tempi  that killed 57 people. After his testimony to an investigator, he was set free. The Director of Electro-mechanical Systems and Electrification of OSE was  attacked by …

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Two cargo vessels collide off Chios island; Turkish cargo rejects Greek SAR (video)

Two cargo vessels collided 9 nautical miles North-North-West of the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon. While the Turkish vessel is taking water, its captain has refused aid by the Greek Coast Guard. The vessels with flags of Vanuatu -ANT- and Singapore – POTENTIA- have …

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Tempi victims’ relatives sue the Prime Minister, ministers, railway officials

Relatives of 57 passengers who died during the train collision at Tempi in central Greece in February filed charges against railroad officials and politicians, including the Prime Minister, against 17 people in total, on Tuesday. According to Christos Konstantinidis, spokesperson for the association of victims’ relatives, the latter are suing …

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Train Collision: Regulatory Authority summons Hellenic Train & OSE for

Greece’s Regulatory Authority for Railways (RAS) on Wednesday announced that it is summoning the Railways Organisation of Greece (OSE) and Hellenic Train SA to a hearing regarding alleged violations that led to the February 28 rail disaster at Tempi. After completing an investigation into the tragic accident, irregularities were revealed …

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Tempi train collision: Experts’ Committee releases investigation findings

The Tempi train collision disaster investigation committee has issued its findings in a 228-page report, 52 days after the tragedy that took the lives of 57 people. The findings report blames a multitude of factors including infrastructure, individuals and organizations in charge and makes a series of safety recommendations. The …

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Gov’t grants inviolability to Experts Committee investigating the train tragedy

In a last-minute amendment, ruling New Democracy granted inviolability to the Experts Committee investigating the deadly train collision that cost the lives of 57 people on February 28. The amendment was part of a broader bill concerning ,among others also “support measures for the victims’ relatives and survivors” of the …

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Bangladesh national among the train crash victims

One more body was identified on Monday, almost a week after the deadly train crash. DNA samples matched showed that the body belonged to a 33-year-old national of Bangladesh, who was living and working in Greece. The 33-year-old lived in Greece for about ten years and earned his living by …

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Hellenic Train cancels all train routes, incl. Proastiakos

Hellenic Train, the private company managing the passengers transfer in Greece, announced on Wednesday that all of the company’s routes are cancelled as of 12 o’ clock noon, March 1, 2023. These routes also include the routes of the Athens Suburban Proastiakos. The company did not say until when the …

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Turkey, EU partners express condolences over Greece’s train tragedy

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias on Wednesday to expressed his condolences over the tragic railway accident in Tempi, central Greece. He later posted on Twitter: Yunanistan’da meydana gelen tren kazası nedeniyle mevkidaşım Dendias’ı arayarak taziye dileklerimizi ilettik. Yunan devletinin ve halkının acısını paylaşıyoruz. Spoke …

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Greek and Turkish Coast Guard boats collide near Imia

A Greek and a Turkish Coast Guard boat collided near the rocky islets of Imia in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday morning when the Turkish vessel rammed the Greek one which was patrolling the area, according to the Greek Coast Guard late on on Wednesday. The Greek newly-built Rafnar type …

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Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek tanker: 5 dead

Four people died and one is missing after the collision of a Greek tanker with a Turkish fishing boat in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The accident took place 15 nautical miles from Karatas, off the port of Adana in the Turkish South-West coast at 05:50 on Wednesday morning. Following the …

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Portuguese container ship rams minesweeper of Greek Navy, two injured

Two sailors were injured when a container ship rammed a minesweeper of the Greek Navy outside the port of Piraeus in the Saronic Gulf on Tuesday morning. Minesweeper KALLISTO was heavily damaged in the stern and took in water, crew members fell into the sea and suffered minor injuries. The …

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Kos: Toddler drown, 2 missing when Coast Guard rams refugee boat

One toddler drown, another one and one man are missing, and nine people got injured when a vessel of the Greek Coast Guard rammed a boat carrying refugees and migrants off the island of Kos in the early morning hours of Wednesday. On board of the boat were 34 people. …

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Norwegian Frigate ignored multiple collision warnings by oil tanker

The crew on board of the Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad  have ignored multiple warnings sent not only by the Greek-owned tanker Sola but also by maritime traffic authorities based at nearby Fedje, local media report. The frigate responded at least once to the warnings, claiming they “had control.” They …

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