ATHENS: A Greek rail inspector was detained on Friday in reference to final month’s prepare catastrophe that killed 57 folks, a courtroom official stated.
The worker, a station supervisor supervisor recognized as Dimitris Nikolaou, was charged with the crime of “disruption of visitors security” inflicting the demise of many individuals, the official stated.
He was on obligation on the time of the accident on February 28, when a passenger prepare and a freight prepare collided head-on after working on the identical monitor for a number of kilometres close to town of Larissa.
The station grasp on obligation has additionally been charged and jailed, and faces a life sentence if convicted on prices of endangering public transport and negligent murder.
However two different rail workers have been launched on bail earlier this week after testifying.
Railway unions had lengthy warned the community was underfunded, understaffed and accident-prone after a decade of spending cuts.
Greece seeks solutions over deadliest prepare tragedy
Greece’s rail watchdog earlier this month stated it had discovered severe security issues throughout the community, together with insufficient primary coaching for essential workers.
The tragedy is about to weigh closely on nationwide elections set for Might 21, with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis searching for re-election on pledges of security enhancements.