Greece train crash: 57 people confirmed dead as public anger grows

BBC (03/02/2023)
  • This week’s tragic train crash near the city of Larissa (Greece) involving a passenger train (350 people, mostly students) and freight train has resulted in 57 confirmed deaths, sparking widespread outrage and blame.
  • Many Greek politicians and railway workers blame the crash on years of railroad maintenance neglect.
  • The neglect allegedly derives from austerity measures imposed during the Greek debt crisis (2010) in which EU and IMF bailouts forced the government to cut spending.
  • Public anger has sparked railway worker strikes and riots.