Trains collide near the Greek city of Larissa, resulting in carnage.

Two trains collided in northern Greece, killing at least 26 people and injuring dozens more, according to emergency services.

Rescuers have been working to save passengers and extinguish a fire caused by the Tuesday evening crash near the city of Larissa.

A train carrying 350 passengers collided with a freight train.

Local news sites published footage of fierce flames and thick plumes of smoke rising from derailed carriages.

According to the fire department, 17 vehicles were on the scene attempting to extinguish the flames.

The cause of the collision is unknown at this time.

The passenger train was on its way from Thessaloniki to Larissa.

“There was panic in the carriage, people were screaming,” an unidentified young man evacuated from the scene told Reuters.

“It felt like an earthquake,” said another passenger, Angelos Tsiamouras, to local media.

Another passenger named Lazos told Protothema newspaper the experience had been “very shocking”.

“I wasn’t hurt, but I was stained with blood from people who were hurt nearby,” he explained.

“It was a very powerful collision,” Kostas Agorastos, regional governor of the Thessaly region, told state-run television, according to AP news agency. “This is a bad night… The scene is difficult to describe.”

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