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

9 dead in Eid party stampede in Ghana
views 91
Nine people have died in Ghana's second city, Kumasi, following a stampede at a party to mark the end of Ramadan, local media report. The injured wer...
Police release image of London attacker Khalid Masood
views 16
Police are appealing for information as they try to establish whether Westminster attacker Khalid Masood acted alone or was directed by others. His fo...
US F-16 jet crashes in Germany, pilot survives
views 42
Berlin: A US F-16 fighter jet crashed Tuesday in southern Germany but the pilot parachuted to safety with only minor injuries, police said. The jet ca...
Strong 6.0-magnitude quake rocks Malaysia, 1 dead, 89 missing on Mount Kina...
views 58
Rescue operations are under way to reach tourists trapped on one of South East Asia's highest mountains after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Arou...
Spain detains Russian over US vote ‘hacking’
views 6
A Russian computer expert was remanded in custody in Spain on Monday on suspicion of involvement in alleged hacking of the US presidential election ca...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK