Terrible train crash near Tempi
The search of the wreckage is ongoing, with efforts focused on the first three carriages of the passenger train which overturned, with the assistance of specialised truck-mounted cranes.
There are 150 fire fighters operating at the crash site, including EMAK and forest operations units, with 17 vehicles and four crane trucks, while the ambulance service is continuing to assist with 30 ambulances.
An investigation into the causes of the accident has been launched with officers from the Larisa police headquarters, while forensics teams from Athens and Thessaloniki have been sent to assist local police authorities.
The process of identifying the victims of the crash is underway at the Larisa General Hospital, with the assistance of officers and specialised psychologists of the Hellenic Police.
The accident occurred late on Tuesday, when a passenger train carrying more than 350 people collided with a freight train near Tempi.
PM heading to Larisa, orders three-day period of national mourning. A three-day period of national mourning for the victims of the train collision at Tempi has been announced in Greece on Wednesday, following a decision made by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who was on his way to Larisa to visit the crash site.
During the three-day period of mourning, from March 1 until March 3, flags will fly at half-mast on all public buildings and all public festivities have been suspended.