The Greek judiciary has taken the station master of the city of Larisa into custody after the serious train accident that killed at least 57 people. As his lawyer told the Greek media on Monday morning, his client admitted to having set a wrong switch. This led to an intercity train colliding with a freight train last week.
The interrogation by the judiciary ended after more than seven hours late on Sunday evening, the lawyer said. The railway employee faces a sentence of ten years and up to life imprisonment for multiple manslaughter, lawyers said on Monday on state radio.
Meanwhile, Greek railway workers were on strike for the fifth straight day. They protested against the ailing state of the Greek railways. The worst accident in the history of Greek railways happened last Wednesday night. A passenger train with around 350 people on board had gotten onto a track on which a freight train was coming because of an incorrect switch setting.