At least four killed in Greece after train derails

The train was carrying 100 passengers went it derailed

At least four killed in Greece after train derails

Rescuers and others stand near the site of a fatal train derailment | Image: PA images

At least four people have been killed and ten injured, including the driver, after a passenger train derailed in Greece.

The intercity train was travelling with nearly 100 passengers from Athens to Thessaloniki when it went off the rails and crashed into a house near a station in the village of Adendro on Saturday night. 

Witnesses say they saw the train slam into a house, where two people jumped off a balcony.

The Athens News Agency reported about 100 passengers were on board the train and some media said five carriages derailed during the incident.

The train's engine was propelled into a nearby house but the cause of the accident is still not yet known. 

Twelve fire brigade trucks were deployed to the area, the fire brigade said and a rescue operation is under way.

Adendro is around 23 miles from the city of Thessaloniki.