Sunday, June 16 2024

Catapult-report on the tragedy in Tempe: There was no head-on collision - Flammable material caused the deadly fire

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A catapult-report by the special scientists hired by the relatives of the victims confirms that there was no head-on collision between the engines of the two trains and the fire was caused by mixed fuel transported, probably illegally, by the freight train!

Eva Metis Koutoumanou

The updated 75-page report was submitted to the appellate special investigator handling the Tempe tragedy case by technical advisers appointed by relatives of the victims. According to the catapult report, the freight train was carrying up to 15 tonnes of flammable material - containing xylene, benzene and toluene - which caused the fire that killed at least 16 people, and confirmed the scenario that there was no head-on collision between the engines of the two trains.

The updated report adds new revealing insights into the freight of the freight train and the conditions under which containers were loaded onto it. At the same time, there are a number of points regarding the causes that led to the tragic death of a number of passengers and the manipulations that took place after the crime in order to collect all the necessary evidence.

The report of the technical advisors is reported to state that "from the research of the special scientists and the measurements they made in the way they describe, it  is presumed that 12-15 tons of flammable liquid solvents were transported, which are responsible for creating the fire that has de facto become the cause of the death of at least 16 of the passengers."

Also separately in the text is recorded the issue of loading sheet metal in the carriages of the freight train, stating characteristically that their poor initial loading aggravated "the worst consequences of the accident, since in many places they rammed the passenger cars, but probably also rammed the containers for transporting flammables releasing the liquid with the described above consequences".

A crucial element noted in the report regarding the actions of those responsible to ensure the timely and comprehensive collection of evidence after the crime is that "a document of the security company, which, among other things, was responsible for handling the recording cameras at the railway stations, finds that while an extension of the time period beyond 15 days was requested for the retention of video footage at the route stations from Athens until Larissa, the same was not requested for the stations from Thessaloniki to Larissa, in order to control the movement and the initial composition of the freight train."

The new evidence from the report on the tragedy in Tempe is shocking:

1: The train seems to have been carrying some large pieces of iron and steel, which basically slaughtered the people who were in the first carriages of the fateful train.

2: There was no collision of the two machines. The driver of the freight train tried to derail it, so that the consequences of the collision would be less.

3: There were 12-15 tons of flammable material, which was on the freight train.

4: 11 minutes of conversation between the driver of the freight train and the station master have been erased.

5: Of the 56 who died, at least 16 were from the fire.

The report also said that the two trains did not collide head-on, but that they were preceded by a derailment and that at least 16 of the 57 victims died in the fire. In fact, the report states that the driver of the freight train deliberately tried to derail it to avoid a collision.