Sunday, May 14, 2017

Greece train hits house after derailing, killing two

Firefighters at the scene of a derailed train near the village of Adendro, some 40km (25 miles) west of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, 14 May 2017

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.

A train that derailed in northern Greece crashed into a house near the village of Adendro, some 40km (25 miles) from the city of Thessaloniki, 14 May 2017
The accident happened some 40km (25 miles) from Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city.
A senior national railway official who visited the crash site said there had been no reports of problems on that stretch of railway before the incident, AFP news agency 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.
Map showing the position of the town of Adendro in Greece

A derailed train carriage is seen toppled in the town of Adendro in northern Greece, 13 May 2017