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Driver killed in train crash

A truck crashed into a passenger and cargo train in southern Greece Saturday, killing the truck driver and injuring two people in the second major railway incident in eight days. The Fire Service said two passengers and the train driver were injured in the accident at a rail crossing, which caused at least one car to come off the tracks. The crash took place at around 2 p.m. at Alfioussa, near Pyrgos, in the western Peloponnese. The train was traveling to Kalamata. The cause of the collision was not immediately known. It is the second major train accident in Greece after 23 people were injured when a train derailed near Larissa, central Greece, on March 7. Commenting on the spate of accidents, Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis said the railway service is being reorganized in a bid to improve operations.