Greek transport minister resigns after deadly train crash – BBC News

Greece’s minister for infrastructure and transport, Kostas Karamanlis, has resigned in the aftermath of a deadly train crash in the country.

At least 36 people have been killed after a passenger train and freight train collided, and dozens of people have been injured.

Mr Karamanlis visited the crash site in the aftermath of the collision, and said: “when something so tragic happens, it is impossible to continue and pretend like it didn’t happen”.

Meanwhile, a local station master based at Larissa, which the passenger train had passed through, has been arrested.

Police say the 59-year-old has been charged with manslaughter by negligence and grievous bodily harm by negligence.

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