Tributes paid to university graduate killed in Greece train crash

Elisavet Chatzivasileiou graduated from the BMus programme in July 2021.

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A woman who died in the Greek train tragedy which caused the deaths of 57 people has been named as a graduate of a Glasgow conservatoire.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) named recent graduate Elisavet Chatzivasileiou as one of the victims of the crash.

The school paid tribute to the graduate of the BMus programme in 2021 and said that she was remembered as a well-known “promising young singer”.

A spokesperson for RCS said: “It is with deep sadness that we share news of the death of recent RCS graduate Elisavet Chatzivasileiou. Elisavet was confirmed as one of the many casualties in the Greek rail accident at the start of this month.

“Elisavet (Eli) graduated from the BMus programme in July 2021. She was a very popular student and a promising young singer, known to many of our graduates, current students and staff. Our thoughts are with Elisavet’s family and friends at this sad time, and with all of you who knew her.”

On Tuesday, February 28, the passenger train slammed into an oncoming freight carrier mistakenly placed on the same track, killing dozens – including many university students – in burning carriages.

The incident has been described as Greece’s worst ever train disaster and has exposed major safety problems on the country’s busiest rail line.