A train crash in northern Greece on February 28, 2023, left at least 43 people dead and more than 50 injured. The collision occurred near the Vale of Tempe, and involved two trains – a passenger train traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki carrying 350 passengers, many of them students returning from Carnival celebrations, and a freight train traveling in the opposite direction.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has stated that the cause of the accident is yet to be determined, but it appears to have been “mainly due to a tragic human error.” The stationmaster at the train’s last stop, Larissa, has been arrested in connection with the incident.
The train crash is Greece’s deadliest rail accident in history. The authorities are investigating the cause of the accident, and rescue workers have been working to treat the injured and recover the bodies of those who were killed.