Tempi rail disaster report released by Greek transport ministry

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The Transport Ministry of Greece released a report on Thursday for the Tempi rail disaster that was prepared by a special investigative commission appointed by the government.

The aim of the commission was to investigate the circumstances that led to the train collision in northern Greece on February 28.

According to ekathimerini.com, the report is 228 pages long, has 10 chapters and holds responsible for the accident the state-run railway company OSE and its subsidiary ERGOSE, the Railroad Regulatory Authority (RAS), the private train operator Hellenic Train, the station master who set the two trains towards collision, as well as the train drivers who allegedly failed to comply with the regulations.

The need to modernise the railway and address the chronic problems, such as personnel transfers and training, in order to prevent such incidents from happening again, was also highlighted by the expert panel.

The findings of the report are independent of the ongoing judicial investigation into the train crash. 57 people died from the collision and dozens were left more injured.

Source: ekathimerini.com

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