Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The accident occurred when the train went off the tracks near the station at the village of Adendro, 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Thessaloniki Saturday night.
It is estimated that there were 100 people on board the carriage which derailed. Initially it was believed that four people had been killed.
Witnesses say they saw the train slam into a house, whose two inhabitants jumped off their balcony.
Emergency services were searching the house to see if there were any casualties inside.
“Death came calling” news sources quoted Yorgos Mylonas, a local resident, as saying. “I heard a strange noise and then I saw the train approaching and ramming into my neighbour’s house,” he said.
The agency reported about 100 passengers were on the train and some media said five carriages had derailed.
At least 12 fire trucks were deployed to the area, the fire brigade said, and a rescue operation was underway.
The driver was reported to be in a critical condition.