Train in Greece hits, kills two migrants near Turkish border
ALEXANDROUPOLIS – The Associated Press
Police in the city of Alexandroupolis say the train on the Alexandroupolis-Ormenio line runs parallel to the Greek-Turkish border a few kilometers (miles) to the east. It hit two people walking on the tracks at 12:50 a.m. on July 21, shortly after its departure from Alexandroupolis.
One person was killed and another person was seriously injured, police said.
Migrants crossing into Greece from Turkey often use rail tracks to walk along at night.
The train driver reported the incident and was delayed. Only minutes after resuming its journey at 2:20 a.m., the train fatally hit a third person.
The victims’ identities or nationalities were not known.