It has been 8 months since the train accident in Tempe and investigations are continuing. The wreckage remains in a special area, which was visited by the injured and victims’ parents…
They fear the truth about the Tempe train wreck will be obscured. That the indifference of some will not “erase” a number of elements of the national tragedy. They are injured and relatives of victims who visited for the first time the area where the wreckage of the two trains is. With the nightmarish memories coming back to life and their words bringing back to the fore the nightmare they lived.
At the Koulouri location, near the OSE depot, an informal operational center was “set up” a few twenty-four hours after the train accident in Tempi – a gathering place for the broken wagons. Injured and relatives after 8 months were last week for the first time at the scene.
Young people, among them Evdokia Tsagli, saw for the first time the debris from the death wagons, abandoned in a field, which gave way to an “alleged storage area”. Reasonably, however, one wonders how it is possible for biological material elements – recently repeated sampling was carried out at this particular point – to be exposed in this way, in a place without shelter, which was even hit by extreme weather conditions.
“It was a terrifying revival for me to find myself again in the burning trains and this time screaming mothers of the victims. I was literally sick from the pain and rage. I threw up three times when I woke up. However, the situation in general in the area is heartbreaking:
They have transferred all the elements to a field that looks like a garbage dump, without shelter, at the mercy of wild animals, insects (there were many flies) and weather conditions (next to it is still flooded)”, Evdokia Tsagli told thesstoday.gr, one of the victims of the tragedy.
To add: “We even found new garbage inside the wagons.” According to Ms. Tsaglis, the state financed with 650,000 euros from the pocket of the Greek taxpayers to immediately create and guard the specific place, also complaining that the investigator who has taken over the case does not even know where it is on the map.
“We paid them, just for their transportation, in just a few 24 hours! They didn’t respect anything! The investigator has not gone to see them yet, which is illegal as according to articles 239, 251 of the criminal procedure code he must both visit and also adequately preserve the evidence! As if these were not enough, they were sent to the OSE area when those responsible are accused.
Why did all this happen? Is it so that we will never know what caused the explosion and the fire that killed half the victims?’ he wondered.