Greek justice opened criminal proceedings against three other railway employees on Thursday, after the indictment of the station master charged with the train disaster in Greece which killed 57 people, we learned from a judicial source.
These three employees are being prosecuted for the crime of "disruption of transport safety", negligent manslaughter and "bodily harm", according to this source.
Among these three employees are a train inspector and two employees incriminated for having left their workstations earlier than planned on the evening of February 28 during the frontal collision between a passenger train and a convoy of goods in Tempé about 300 km from Athens, near the town of Larissa.
On Sunday, the head of the Larissa station was charged on the same charges as these three employees before being remanded in custody.
Attributed mainly to "human error", this rail accident, the worst that Greece has known in recent years, shocked the country and revealed the dilapidation of the rail network and especially the failures of the safety systems.
Numerous violent demonstrations have taken place in recent days in Greece accusing the government of having failed to modernize the rail network despite warnings from experts and unions about the lack of adequate security.
09/03/2023 13:36:40 - Athens (AFP) - © 2023 AFP