(CNN) — At least 26 people were killed and more than 85 injured after two trains collided in northern Greece on Tuesday night, according to the country’s Fire Service.
Vassilis Varthakogiannis, a spokesman for the entity, told a televised briefing on Wednesday local time that a passenger train carrying more than 350 people collided with a freight train just before midnight in the Tempi area of Greece. central, near the city of Larissa.
According to Varthakogiannis, at least 150 firefighters with 17 vehicles and more than 20 ambulances are attending the scene in the ongoing rescue operation.
The passenger train was traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki, Varthakogiannis explained.
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