Train in Greece: At least 26 dead and dozens injured in a terrible train accident | World | News

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At least 26 have been reported dead and dozens injured following the deadly crash. The passenger train was passing between the Greek cities of Thessaloniki and Larissa when it collided with a freight train just before midnight.

A large emergency service is present at the site near Tempi, about 235 miles north of Athens.

Local police said that several vehicles came off the rails, with at least three of them on fire​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

At least 26 people were killed and at least 85 injured, a fire brigade spokesman said.

Meanwhile, hospital officials in a nearby city announced that at least 25 of the injured were in serious condition.

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One passenger told state broadcaster ERT: “There was fire next door.

“We found a hole and from there we managed to get out.

“The vehicle started to spin and then ended up on its side and we got out.

“It was a nightmare 10 seconds, in the flames.

“There was a panic in the vehicle, you couldn’t see around you because of the smoke.”

It is not yet known what caused the fatal incident.

Images and footage released by local media show plumes of thick smoke rising from the wrecked vehicles.

The fire brigade said that 17 vehicles rushed to the site to deal with the flames.

According to Reuters, said a young man who was evacuated from the scene: “There was panic in the vehicle, people were screaming.”

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