Larissa station master jailed pending trial

Larissa station master jailed pending trial

The Larissa station master whose decision to place a southbound freight train and a northbound passenger train on the same track led to Greece’s deadliest train disaster last Tuesday will be remanded pending trial.

The 59-year-old finished his deposition before an examining magistrate and a prosecutor Sunday night.

He is being charged with endangering transport safety and multiple counts of negligent homicide and bodily harm. The transport safety charge, a felony, potentially carries a life sentence.

At least 57 people died in the collision near Tempe, a valley separating central from northern Greece.

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