The accident happened near the train station in the Allermöhe district of Hamburg. (icon picture)
A tragic train accident occurred in the Allermöhe district of Hamburg on Tuesday around 7.30 p.m.: 18-year-old twin sisters ran about 250 meters from the station on the track, apparently wanted to cross it – and were surprised by a regional train. He captured the two young women and injured them critically, as reported by the “Norddeutscher Rundfunk”.
Police said Wednesday morning that one of the sisters had died at the scene. The other was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and underwent emergency surgery.
Investigations are ongoing
The approximately 200 people who were sitting in the regional train were evacuated by the police. Rail traffic was temporarily suspended because the train’s hydraulics had been damaged. Buses and taxis were organized for the evacuated passengers.
How it happened that the twin sisters were on the tracks is still unclear. Investigators are checking whether the twin sisters filmed videos on the tracks as a test of courage. Railway employees are said to have testified that the women had been on the tracks several times. The federal police are investigating. (lrc)