The Sunday Review
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has apologized for one of the country’s worst train Several years of crashes, “We cannot, will not, and must not hide behind human error.”
A passenger train A freight transporting more than 350 persons collided train Tuesday night in Tempi (near the city of Larissa), at least 57 were killed and scores more injured.
With widespread anger, protestors have been congregating on the streets following the tragic crash. over the country’s railway safety record. On Sunday, protestors clashed with the police in Athens. This was the latest in a series of unrest that is expected to spread across the country.
“This crime should not be covered up, we will be the voice of all the dead,” was one of the slogans during Sunday’s protest in Athens.
A statement Mitsotakis It shouldn’t be possible to have two trains traveling in opposing directions. “to be on the same track and not be noticed by anyone.”
“As prime minister, I owe everyone, but above all to the relatives of the victims, a big sorry. Both personally, and in the name of all those who ruled the country for years,” Mitsotakis said.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s reference to human error is a departure from his previous tone. He blamed the victims of the collision in the wake of it. “tragic human error.”
Although his most recent statement suggested problems within the Greek railway system, he promised to make announcements about them in the days ahead. “immediately improve the safety of the railways.”
Afternoon on Thursday train A station manager was detained in Larissa for the incident. Greek authorities have made the dispatch recordings public, which reveal that the one who caused the collision occurred. train Instructions were given to the drivers not to cross a red light.
Greece Has a low safety record for railway passengers compared to other European countries. This country has the highest rail fatality rate per capita. train According to the 2022 report of the European Union Agency for Railways, kilometers were added between 2018 and 2020 by 28 countries on the continent.
Head-on collision caused carriages to tip over and left behind scorched rubble. Many were teenagers returning from vacation weekends.
The country’s transport minister resigned in the wake of the tragedy and a rail workers’ union went on strike, accusing the government of neglecting the system.