Germany: Boy dies after being pushed in front of train in Frankfurt

Germany: Boy dies after being pushed in front of train in Frankfurt. By the BBC.

An eight-year-old boy died and his mother was injured when a man pushed them in front of a high speed train at Frankfurt railway station in Germany.

An Eritrean man has been arrested over the attack, which happened on Monday morning.

Witnesses said the man deliberately pushed the boy and his mother on to the tracks before trying to run away. He was chased and stopped by passers-by.

The 40-year-old suspect attempted to push a third person but failed.

Frankfurt station, Inner City Express (up to 186 mph)

What a nightmare for the mother. She saw her son squished, while she lay between the tracks and the train passed over her.

Imagine a stranger pushing as many people as he can in front of a train. Why? Do we now have to be on alert for that?

How can we make society high trust again? High trust societies function so much better, and our used to be high trust. Now it’s security measures and mistrust all over the place.

Btw, Eritrea is in Africa, half Muslim and half Christian.


Commuters at the station “howled” when they saw the incident and many required medical treatment after seeing the boy’s death.