A Greek rail inspector was detained on Friday in connection with last month’s train disaster that killed 57 people, a court official said.

The employee, a station manager supervisor, was charged with the crime of “disruption of traffic safety” causing the death of many people, the official said. He is the second employee to be charged after a station master was charged with the same crime over the incident.

Greece’s centre-right Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called a general election on May 21, in the aftermath of a train disaster that has reduced his party’s long-standing majority in opinion polls.

With AAP and AFP