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Worker killed, several injured in Athens rail accident

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A rail worker died in an accident with a maintenance trolley on the busy Athens Light Rail 1 on Tuesday. Two other workers were injured, the head of Athens Railways, Nikos Chairetas, announced on Greek state television. The accident occurred when the brakes of the trolley, which was being used to carry out maintenance work, failed. The vehicle sped uncontrollably for several kilometres. Eventually, technicians used another train on the same track to stop the trolley. This resulted in a controlled but violent collision, as shown on state television. The victim reportedly jumped off the trolley …

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