At least six people feared dead and dozens left injured after two trains collide in Greece | The SunMarch 1, 2023
AT LEAST six people are feared dead and dozens have been left injured after two trains horrifically collided in Greece.
Terrified passengers were left trapped in the derailed carriages as a fire broke out following the late-night collision near Tempe.
The devastating collision of the freight train and an oncoming passenger train caused at least three of the derailed carriages to burst into flames.
They are said to have fatally smashed into one another just before midnight on Wednesday.
Witnesses described plumes of black smoke billowing as emergency workers desperately tried to save those on board.
Shocking footage shows the ominous glow of the fire spreading across the wreckage in the darkness.
A total of 50 people, including children, had been reported injured as of 12.50am local time (11.50am GMT).
Around 20 of these victims are thought to be in a serious condition.
According to BNO News, more than 350 people were believed to be on board the passenger train travelling to Larissa from Thessaloniki.
Firefighters battled to douse the blaze in the early hours of Wednesday morning while searching for survivors.
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The armed forces have been called in to assist in the rescue effort, as emergency workers from nearby towns rallied to free those still stuck in the wreckage.
The nearby city of Larissa had been placed on emergency duty while locals pull together amid the train tragedy.
Some 30 ambulances are said to have ferried multiple casualties to nearby hospitals.
Greece's Minister of Health Thanos Pleuris is making his way to the numerous hospitals where victims are being treated.
Secretary General of the Ministry of Transport Giannis Xifaras will meanwhile visit the site of the disastrous collision.
Military hospitals in Athens and Thessaloniki have also been put on alert should they need to receive any further wounded.
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