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Trains collide in Greece, at least 36 killed, dozens injured


LARISSA, Greece, March 1 (Reuters) - A passenger train and a cargo train collided head-on in Greece on Tuesday night, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens as the country's deadliest rail crash in living memory threw entire carriages off the tracks.


Many of the victims were thought to be university students on their way back from a long holiday weekend. The death toll was expected to rise further, officials said.


"There was panic ... the fire was immediate, as we were turning over we were being burned, fire was right and left," said Stergios Minenis, a 28-year-old passenger who jumped to safety from the wreckage.


  • Passenger train, freight train collide at high speed, at night
  • Trains were travelling on the same track - regional governor
  • Around 350 people on passenger train; 2 crew on cargo train
  • Greece declares three days of national mourning

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