Freak auto accident in Greece - 23 kids dead

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#1

All people down here have been in shock today, as this evening around 7:30 there was a freak accident up north that involved a truck full of plywood, a bus carrying highscool students and 3 cars. 22 16 year old children and a teacher are already dead, several others are severely wounded. They were on a field trip.

This is the freakiest accident ever in Greece and the whole nation is in mourning … the pictures from the scene of the accident i can not even begin to describe.

The only online reference to the accident i could find at the moment was the one in cnn but it is to vague, still not enough info i guess. The conditions under which the accident happened are not yet known, but it seems the truck went off its track towards the bus.

This is just plainly stupid … we are the country with the most fatal casualties in car accidents/year in Europe, if not in the whole world … it just makes me angry.


#2

Sorry to hear about the accident Hemispasm. A tragedy like that is always made worse when children are the victims. While stationed in Germany back in the mid eighties I traveled quite a bit around Europe. I visited Crete and was scared *hitless touring around the Island on a Vespa.


#3

I read about it… really really bad that stuff like this happens…


#4

A big tragedy like this shouldn’t be allowed to happen…


#5

Today, the news have been posted in several other sites.

What really is furstrating, is that more people die in Greece due to car accidents/year than from wars all over the world. This is happening for the past 15 years or so, statistics are horrible.