Authorities say the death toll after the Greek train crash has increased to 57
The official death toll on Thursday, March 2 after the Greek train crash has increased to 57.
This statement was made by an investigator, as per the BBC, who said that DNA samples have been taken from the bodies.
The crash happened on Tuesday after a passenger train carrying over 350 people smashed head on into a freight train travelling on the same track.
Meanwhile, anger is growing across the country as people mourn the death and blame it on the lack of timely action to by the government.
The current government of Greece has blamed the incident on the lack of investment during the Greek economic crisis in the 2000´s.
Strikes were also held by railway workers who blame the government for neglecting the train network in the country.
“We are angry at the company, at the government and past governments that did nothing to improve conditions in the Greek railway”, said a statement cited in the report.
The prime minister of Greece has also blamed the incident on “tragic human error” as he responded to the anger in the country.
Police have charged a 59-year-old man station master from Larrisa in the case on manslaughter of negligence.
Following the incident Greek transport minister Kostas Karamanlis also resigned stating that “he would take responsibility for the authorities’ “longstanding failures” to fix a railway system that was not fit for the 21st Century”.
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