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Tempi Train Crash Survivor, 21, Released from hospital in Thessaloniki

THESSALONIKI – A 21-year-old college student who was severely injured in the train collision at Tempi, central Greece, has been released from ‘Papageorgiou’ Hospital in Thessaloniki on Wednesday.

The young man and his girlfriend were riding in the 6th wagon of the train and had gone to the 2nd compartment for a snack when their passenger train collided with a freight train on February 28. The crash claimed the lives of 57 people, many of them college students returning to Thessaloniki from Athens.

According to the hospital, the 21-year-old was in intensive care for several days with burns covering 20% of his body. He was discharged on Wednesday by the Plastic Surgery Clinic at the hospital. His girlfriend, who also survived the crash, had less severe injuries.

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