Documents from the State Chemistry to which the samples were sent have now revealed the presence of various substances, including xylene, as reported by Dnews. The samples were collected by the Larissa Chemical Service on March 29, 2023, exactly one month after the accident, highlighting concerns over the significant delay in the collection process. It took a week for the samples to reach the laboratories, having been received by the State General Chemistry on April 6, 2023.

The analysis detected cyclic methylsiloxanes and xylene on the exterior surface of the commercial train, among other substances. A second sample, taken from the fiberglass of the first electric car of the freight train on the same day, also tested positive for xylene. Despite previous denials, documents, including four additional reports, confirm that the authorities were aware of the presence of xylene in the samples from as early as May 3, contradicting their earlier claims.


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