German climbs train and dies in Austria

Accidents – Schärding : German climbs on train and dies in Austria

Accidents - Schärding: An arrow points the way to the emergency room of a hospital. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Symbolbild
An arrow points the way to the emergency room of a hospital. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Symbolbild (Photo: dpa)

Directly from the dpa news channel

Schärding (dpa) – A 19-year-old from Bavaria suffered severe burn injuries in an electrical accident at an Austrian train station and died. A police spokeswoman confirmed the man’s death on Sunday. The broadcaster ORF had previously reported about it. The man from the Freyung-Grafenau district climbed onto a locomotive on Saturday in Schärding, Upper Austria, near the German border. His motives for this remained unclear.

The fire brigade was alerted on Saturday after a witness noticed a loud bang and a cone of light. Instead of the suspected fire of a parked locomotive, the emergency services found the injured person on the ground in the area of the tracks. According to the police, he may have gotten into a high-voltage line beforehand. The man was flown by helicopter to a clinic in Vienna, where he died on Saturday evening.

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