A 19-year-old physiotherapy student who was traveling with her boyfriend on Intercity 62, the passenger train involved in the Tempi train collision, is evidently suffering. In an interview, she said, among other things, "I'm ashamed to be alive" and "I'm sorry I survived."
Vasiliki was in the restaurant carriage, the second carriage of the train which was full of young people at the time of the collision. She was saved when her boyfriend found a hole in the ground and got out of it.
"We were going up from Thebes to Thessaloniki. We were in the restaurant carriage when there was an explosion and a bang. I was looking towards Athens," she said when speaking to ANT1.
"Everything was coming at us, another carriage fell on us, the sheets all came on us, we came out of a hole in the ground," she said when describing what happened at the time of the collision.
“What can I say about the youth who were inside. I am ashamed and I apologise for surviving.
"I'm lucky to live in this country and I'm ashamed to live in this country. Nobody comes out and nobody talks. No apologies... We'll all be murderers if all this doesn't change," the 19-year-old continued.
As she confessed, "I have not slept for eight days, how can they all sleep? They throw roses on the trains as if we are in bouzoukis. I've been alive-dead for eight days."
"We are all to blame, from the first to the last, and no one comes forward to say anything. How will these people come back, how will these families recover?" 19-year-old Vasiliki, who survived the train collision in Tempi, concluded in her interview with the television station.