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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Three killed in Greece after train crashes into house and exits on other side

The scene of a fatal train derailment close to the northern city of Thessaloniki in Greece (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
The scene of a fatal train derailment close to the northern city of Thessaloniki in Greece (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

Three people have been killed and 10 injured when an Intercity train derailed and crashed into a house, exiting on the other side, in northern Greece.

Two men - the 44-year-old driver and a passenger aged 50 - died at the scene and a third man, a passenger aged 55, died later.

Two other passengers are in a serious condition following the crash into the three-storey house in the village of Adendro, 25 miles west of the city of Thessaloniki, on Saturday.

Train operator Trainose earlier put the number of injured at seven.

The train had been travelling on the Athens-Thessaloniki route with 70 passengers.

Neighbour Giorgos Mylonas, 78, said: "I was sitting on my porch. I saw a flash and immediately heard a terrible explosion."

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