Greece train hits house, 2 killed

The accident happened some 40km (25 miles) from Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city.

Greece train hits house, 2 killed

At least two people have been killed and others seriously injured after a passenger train derailed in northern Greece, officials say. The train, travelling from Athens, struck a house when it left the track near the city of Thessaloniki. A resident at the property said he managed to jump from a balcony just before the train made impact.

Pictures from the town of Adendro showed smashed carriages. It is unclear what caused the train to derail. The train was carrying 70 passengers, most of whom were safely evacuated within three hours of the accident on Saturday night, according to reports. Police said that the cause of the crash had yet to be determined. The state-owned railway company Trainose said it had opened an investigation.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.



Source : PTI

Related Post

Russia backs rebel polls in east Ukraine
views 45
Russia has announced plans to recognise elections scheduled for next weekend by rebels in east Ukraine, defying the government in Kiev and indicating ...
Schumacher probe suspect found dead
views 40
A man arrested in connection with the suspected theft of former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's medical records has been found hanged in his...
Britain’s nuclear stations, airports on terror alert
views 11
Britain's nuclear power stations and airports have been instructed to "remain resilient" against potential terrorist attacks, amid fears that their sy...
French police detain six in new ‘anti-terror’ raid
views 42
PARIS: French police detained six people on Sunday suspected of recruiting potential jihadists, just days after another operation saw five charged on ...
France and Russia agree to ‘coordinate’ strikes against IS
views 47
French President Francois Hollande has said that Russia and France had agreed to coordinate strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists after talks w...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK