Relatives of Greece train tragedy to be compensated, fresh strikes planned

Empty platforms at the closed central railway station during a 24-hour general strike in Athens, Greece, 16 March 2023. EFE/EPA/KOSTAS TSIRONIS

Athens, Mar 16 (EFE).- Greece’s train operator has announced a 42,000 euros compensation plan for each family affected by February’s deadly train collision as anger continues to mount in the country amid a second general strike planned on Thursday. The families of deceased passengers will receive an advance payment of 42,000 euros ($44,623), injured passengers … Read more

Workers across Greece strike over fatal train collision

A woman runs in front of a ship docked during a strike announced by the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation at the port of Piraeus, Greece, 08 March 2023. EFE/EPA/GEORGE VITSARAS

Athens, Mar 8 (EFE).- Public sector workers in Greece went on strike on Wednesday in response to the deadly train collision that killed 57 people last week. The strike was called by the Greek civil servants’ confederation (ADEDY) and has been backed by maritime and public transport workers, doctors, teachers and actors. Railway workers were … Read more

Experts comb Greece train wreckage for DNA to identify victims

Firefighters work in the aftermath of a train collision near Larissa, Greece, 03 March 2023.  EFE/EPA/APOSTOLIS DOMALIS

 Athens, Mar 3 (EFE).- Forensic experts on Friday were scouring for biological samples in the mangled wreckage of two trains that collided head-on in central Greece this week killing at least 57 people. Officials are now working on identifying passengers who remain unaccounted for or those confirmed to have died in what was Greece’s deadliest … Read more