Ticker – Stationmaster charged in Greece train crash that killed 57
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A stationmaster accused of causing Greece’s deadliest train disaster, that killed 57 people, has been charged with negligent homicide and jailed pending trial. An examining magistrate and a prosecutor agreed Sunday that multiple counts of homicide as well as charges of causing bodily harm and endangering transportation safety should be brought against the railway employee. At least 57 people were killed when a northbound passenger train and a southbound freight train collided late Tuesday in central Greece. The 59-year-old stationmaster allegedly directed the two trains traveling in opposite directions onto the same track. Also Sunday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis apologized for any responsibility Greece’s government may bear for the tragedy.