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One killed, five injured in train derailment

Δημοσίευση 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:51 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
One killed, five injured in train derailment
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A train derailment on Thursday evening on an up-until-recently suspended route in southern Greece resulted in one fatality and five injuries.

A train derailment on Thursday evening on an up-until-recently suspended route in southern Greece resulted in one fatality and five injuries.

A one-coach Hellenic Railways (OSE) train traveling on the infrequent Kalamata-Tripolis-Argos route with 7 passengers on board derailed at roughly 10 p.m. local time near the village of Andritsa, in the central part of the Peloponnese province, just outside the Ahladokampos station

Two people were trapped in the wreckage. The train was carrying five passengers and two OSE employees.

One of the passengers, a 44-year-old man, was killed, while two OSE employees aged 50 and 47 and three passengers aged 36, 30 and 22 were injured.

The five injured people were rushed to the Panarcadian Hospital in Tripolis, where they are reported to be not in a life-threatening condition.

Private cranes were at the site on Friday morning to remove the wreckage.

The specific rail line had been renovated a year ago before reopening, after being suspended in 2004.

Argos traffic police are conducting a preliminary investigation, while OSE also set up an ad-hoc committee to probe the causes of the accident

All OSE traffic on the Corinth-Argos-Nafplio-Tripolis stretch of the track has been suspended