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PROTESTS ERUPT IN GREECE FOLLOWING DEADLY TRAIN COLLISION

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Demonstrators poured into the streets of Greece after a head-on collision between two trains killed dozens and left scores injured, amid anger over the country’s poor record on railway safety.

Protesters clashed with police in the Greek capital Athens, after a passenger train carrying more than three hundred and fifty people collided with a freight train in Tempi, near the city of Larissa.

The incident left at least forty-six people dead and scores injured.

The Greek Transport Minister, Kostas Karamanlis, resigned in the wake of the tragedy, while a rail workers union went on strike, accusing the government of “disrespect” in the sector.

According to Greek authorities, the identification process of the dead was ongoing, alongside recovery efforts involving firefighters and ambulance workers, with a focus on the first carriages of the passenger train.

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