While work continues to clear debris after the train accident that killed 42 people in Greece yesterday, KKE leader Kochumpas said the system malfunctions were reported to the authorities in advance.
KKE leader Dimitris Kochumpas, who came to the accident site in Tempe district, 26 kilometers from Larissa, Greece, checked the debris removal work and received information from the authorities.
Speaking to reporters at the scene, Cuchumpas stated that the accident was a tragedy that cannot be expressed in words.
Expressing his condolences to the relatives of those who lost their lives in the accident, Kochumpas said, “This cannot be an accident, it is a crime committed despite being forewarned. The workers had been warned by the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) to the railway operators. The Communist Party brought in Greek this issue to the rostrum of Parliament. Trade unionists filed a complaint months ago.” He said.
Cuchumbas demanded that those responsible be found “21. Although technology and science allow it in the 21st century, security systems do not work, and there are not enough trained and expert personnel.” He said.
According to news in the Greek press, warning systems on the railways have not been working for months due to the malfunction.
Railway workers’ strike
The Hellenic Federation of Railway Workers (POS) declared a 24-hour strike on 2 March.
In a statement from POS, “Governments low value to Greek Railways has for years caused tragedy in Tempe. Unfortunately, our demands for permanent staffing, proper training and, most importantly, application of modern safety technologies are constantly being thrown into the trash.” expressions were used.
Studies on the discovery of DNA continue
According to the statements of the search and rescue teams, there is no hope of finding survivors in the work done on the wreck.
Wagons whose bulkheads melted in the fire during the accident are lifted with the help of cranes. Extremities found in the wreckage area are collected and transported to forensic institutions by ambulance for DNA testing.
Studies also continue to detect DNA in minerals found in the wreck. Treatment continues for 57 people who survived the accident, including 6 serious injuries.
The head of the center, who was arrested immediately after the accident, took responsibility and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis resigned from his post.
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