Larissa station master to appear before prosecutor on Thursday over Tempi train disaster


Hellenic Train station master in Larissa, aged 59, who was officially placed under arrest on Wednesday and charged with manslaughter through negligence for the tragic train accident near Tempi, will appear before a prosecutor on Thursday.

The collision of two trains at Tempi late on Tuesday night claimed dozens of lives and left scores of people injured.

According to the Larissa traffic police department, which is conducting the investigation, the arrest order was signed by the public prosecutor who is supervising the inquiry and following the questioning of the witnesses.

The station master is considered responsible for the accident, in which two trains moving in opposite directions ended up on the same track in a head-on collision, and will be charged with manslaughter through negligence under article 302 of the penal code, bodily harm through negligence (article 314 of the penal code) and dangerous interventions in means of transportation (article 291 of the penal code).

Two Larissa traffic police employees have also given unsworn statements as part of the investigation.

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