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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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Train and Proastiakos services gradually resume, passengers avoid front wagons

Some train services in Greece resumed on Wednesday for the first time since the deadly train collision that killed 57 people and injured dozens on February 28. The first train started at 4:45 a.m. from Larissis central train station in Athens for the village of Oinoi in north-western Attica. Even …

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Massive protests across Greece: Justice for train victims

Hundreds of thousands of people, a human river of rage, flooded the streets of big and small cities across Greece, demanding justice for the victims of the fatal train collision a week ago. it was intiailly unions that had called for protests and a 24-hour strike. Chanting slogans “Murderers” and …

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Syrian migrant identified as train crash victim

DNA tests have confirmed the identity of a man’s body found in the wreckage of the passenger train. The man was a Syrian migrant. involved in the train collision near Tempe in central Greece on February 28 which killed 57 people. Authorities said he was a migrant from Syria and …

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Train Crash: Turkey allows jailed Greek father to attend son’s funeral

The jailed father of a train driver killed in the Tempi train crash is to be released from a Turkish prison so that he can attend his son’s funeral. Citing sources, media report that this was the topic of a discussion on the phone conversation between Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias …

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Train crash investigating committee member resigns in less than 24 hours

Hardly had the conservative Greek government established a 3-member committee tasked with the investigation of the deadly train disaster and one member resigned after it came under fire by opposition parties and large part of the social media society. Thanassis Ziliaskopoulos, a professor of production and transportation at the University …

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Protests in Greece turn violent as anger over train crash grows (videos)

As anger in the society grows, thousands of Greeks took to the streets of several cities on Friday to protest the tragic death of 57 people caused by a head-on train collision on March 1. As no other expected, in some cities, protests turned violent. In Athens, Thessaloniki and Larissa …

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Train Crash: Greek father in Turkish prison seeks permit to attend son’s funeral

A Greek inmate in a Turkish prison has applied for a temporary absence to attend the funeral of his son who was killed in a head-on train collision in central Greece on Tuesday. Greek media have identified the victim as 28-year-old Nikos Nalbantis. There was no information about the identity …

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“Call me when you arrive”: School children pay tribute to train crash victims

“Call me when you arrive” A phrase many parents tell their children before they leave for a trip. Using their back-bags as tool and the school yard as background, students several schools across the country pay tribute to all the young people who found a tragic death in the train …

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Angry protesters and police clash over deadly train crash

Riot police beat people and fired tear gas and sound flares at students who gathered outside the headquarters of Hellenic Train in Athens on Wednesday to protest the deadly train crash in Tempi and commemorate the victims, most of them students returning home after a long weekend. Angry protesters smashed …

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Greece’s Transport Minister resigns following deadly train crash

Greece’s Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis submitted his resignation on Wednesday afternoon, 17 hours after the deadly train tragedy in Tempi. His resignation comes following public fury and immense pressure on social media and thus as elections near. Karamanlis submitted his resignation after he returned from a visit to …

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