Three dead, 10 injured in passenger train derailment

A train carriage is seen after crashing into a house following a train derailment, in the town of Adendro in northern Greece, May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Reuters — Three people died and 10 more were injured when a train derailed in northern Greece on Saturday night and ripped through a house, police said.

The train carrying 70 passengers and five crew was heading from Athens to Thessaloniki when it derailed in the town of Adendro, 37 km from Thessaloniki, railway company TRAINOSE said.

At least two carriages crashed into the ground floor of a house, ripping through its walls. Others toppled on to their sides, their windows smashed. It was unclear what caused the accident.

Three of the injured are in serious condition, TRAINOSE said. Earlier, in a statement on its website, TRAINOSE had said that four people were killed in the crash but it removed that reference.

At least two dozen fire trucks were deployed in the rescue operation.

Greece sold its rail company TRAINOSE to Italy’s state railways Ferrovie dello Stato for 45 million euros last January.