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FM Dendias: Nothing Should Be Left Unanswered Concerning the Train Disaster

ATHENS – We must, “as a coordinated State, investigate the causes, assign due responsibility, but also ensure that nothing is left unanswered,” emphasized Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias in an interview to ‘Parapolitika’ newspaper on Saturday.

The minister was referring to the tragic collision of a passenger train with a freight train that occurred late on Tuesday night in central Greece near the area of Tempi, and which has so far claimed the lives of 57 people, an incident which Dendias referred to as “a tragedy that causes unspeakable sadness.”

Dendias added that “we must, as a political system in its entirety, deal with the safety and development of railways in Greece and what is to blame over time, in terms of railway insufficiencies as a means of transport compared to other countries in the European Union, despite important infrastructural projects having been implemented over the last few decades,” he pointed out.

“It should not escape us that the railway is a clearly more ecological means of transport, with a smaller environmental footprint,” Dendias added.

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