3 Greek rail officials accused of involvement in fatal train crash that killed 57 are charged

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As demonstrations persisted and the government pledged to revamp rail safety, three additional Greek rail officials were charged on Thursday in connection with a train accident that resulted in the deaths of 57 individuals.

According to a senior official involved in the investigation who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity due to judicial policy, two station managers and a supervisor were charged with endangering rail safety, which resulted in the loss of lives.

The three have been asked to give further testimony but have not been taken into custody, Fox News reports.

The charges filed against the three newly charged rail officials resemble those leveled against a 59-year-old station manager who was apprehended after the February 28 train accident in northern Greece and is currently in pre-trial custody.

Despite the government’s reaction to the head-on collision along Greece’s primary rail route outside the northern town of Tempe, which prompted nationwide rallies and strikes a day earlier, protests persisted in Athens and other cities on Thursday.

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