Both Elpida’s brothers had planned to travel on the fateful train, but a computer failure forced them to stay behind
Even the stones wept, when this afternoon at Atalantiin the Holy Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior, her funeral took place 28-year-old Elpida Houpa, where he was among the victims of the deadly train tragedy in Tempe.
Her parents and two siblings are tragic figures. At the same time, her relatives, friends and compatriots could not hold back their tears, as no one wanted to believe that a girl who was full of dreams would no longer be near them.
“I only want one thing. Let the truth shine…” Christos Houpas’ father asked with pain in his soul, who was held back with great effort by Elpida’s two siblings.
The two boys, Elpida’s brothers, luck helped not to be fellow passengers on the same train. They had planned to travel together, but a computer failure forced them to stay behind, so they changed tickets for the next day.
28-year-old Elpida Houpa was traveling from Atalanti, where she had gone for the three-day carnival, to Thessaloniki. She had finished civil engineering in Patras and with qualifying exams she had passed to Architecture in Thessaloniki and was continuing her studies.
Words of consolation were also heard from Metropolitan Fthiotidos, etc. Simeon who officiated at the funeral procession, while the president of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras and the minister of finance Christos Staikouras were present.
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