Greece protests – level 2

07-03-2023 07:00

Last week, two trains crashed in Greece, near the city of Larissa. It was the deadliest rail accident in the country’s history.

A passenger train hit a freight train, and the first four carriages left the tracks. Fire destroyed the first two carriages. 57 people died in the accident, and many got hurt. People blame human error and they say that there is no perfect safety on the railway. For many years, there were problems with the electronic systems which warn of danger ahead.

Since the accidents, there were several protests. On Sunday, more than 12,000 people protested in the capital Athens, and they demand better safety on the railway.

Difficult words: freight train (a train which carries goods rather than people), human error (when a person makes a mistake rather than a machine), demand (to ask for).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What measures do you think should be taken to ensure the safety of passengers who use the railway networks?


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