Two trains collided in Greece: 36 dead and dozens injured!

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A passenger train and a freight train collided head-on in Greece's Larisa area on Tuesday night, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens of passengers. Following the impact, the wagons derailed. Many of the victims were believed to be students returning from vacation. The death toll is expected to rise further.

A passenger who escaped from the fifth carriage told Skai TV: "The windows were broken and people were screaming, running," reports to Reuters.

Cranes lifted the derailed passenger cars as rescuers continued to search through the pile of damaged steel. One car was lying on its side at nearly 90 degrees to the rest of the wrecked train, and others were leaning precariously.

Initial investigations revealed that one of the trains was not on the correct track. Four people responsible for directing the railway traffic were arrested. This is the worst railway accident recorded in Greece.

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