53 injured in collision in Athens

Fifty-three people were injured when a passenger train packed with morning commuters collided Thursday with an oncoming cargo train just outside of Athens.

53 injured in collision in Athens
Fifty-three people were injured when a passenger train packed with morning commuters collided Thursday with an oncoming cargo train just outside of Athens.

None of the injuries was critical, officials said.

The suburban passenger train, which began operating in 2004, reportedly crashed head-on with the cargo train just west of the capital, near the stop of Sepolia.

Fire officials said almost all passengers had been evacuated from the crash site while Greek television showed many of the wagons to be heavily damaged.

The train was packed with early morning commuters who were heading to central Athens when it collided with the cargo train that was arriving from the city of Corinth.

The reason for the crash was not immediately clear.

The 53 injured passengers were transferred to various hospitals in Athens.

Many of the passengers said they heard one of the drivers of the train shout to them to prepare for the imminent crash.

DPA

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Temmuz 2007, 17:21
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