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Man killed after climbing on top of Berlin metro
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Man killed after climbing on top of Berlin metro

Published: 23 Oct 2010 14:55 GMT+02:00
Updated: 23 Oct 2010 14:55 GMT+02:00

A 19-year-old tourist was killed on Saturday after apparently climbing onto an underground train in Berlin.

The tourist, reportedly from Denmark, was found lying dead next to the tracks of a U1 U-Bahn train in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin Saturday morning, police reported.

The man had apparently climbed onto the outside of the train and is thought to have been hit either by another train or a bridge support.

Another train-driver spotted the body lying next to the tracks. He was dead at the scene. Police did not release further details. The U1 line was temporarily shut down.

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16:25 October 23, 2010 by Frank84
In this matter of fact Berlin is really a hard and a cold city.
17:40 October 23, 2010 by lordkorner
sorry frank84,I'm not really catching your drift???
20:09 October 23, 2010 by auniquecorn
1)Man killed after Climbing ON TOP of Berlin metro.

2)The man had apparently climbed onto the OUTSIDE of the train

Why cant they just say ( body found lying next to the tracks) it´s all they know anyway.

Quit with the 2nd guessing.
20:39 October 23, 2010 by MonkeyMania
The Local taking a simplistic view of what happened again. More comprehensive coverage here. http://www.morgenpost.de/berlin-aktuell/article1431351/Junger-Mann-stirbt-beim-U-Bahn-Surfen.html
21:01 October 23, 2010 by Landmine
@Frank84

What does that mans death have to do with Berlin?
00:43 October 24, 2010 by Prufrock2010
Do you think there's any chance alcohol or drugs might have been involved? Nah.
02:08 October 24, 2010 by William Thirteen
damn tourists!
14:34 October 24, 2010 by Dashcroft
gawd, train surfing is sooo 1990s.
00:01 October 25, 2010 by ErickDDiaz
Im confused??? A few days ago it was reported as a U.S. youngman? Which is it?
07:40 October 25, 2010 by lordkorner
Alcohol or drugs?probably more like somebody wanted to make a video to show on you tube.
19:03 October 25, 2010 by Bruno53
I think "stupid" means "dumpkopf" in German? Isn't it?
11:31 October 26, 2010 by Joshontour
Bad television/movies cause stuff like this... Read a book sometime; you have to sit in the train to do so. It could save your life.

Bruno ... dumm, doof, blöd, bescheuert usw... are all words for stupid;
17:32 November 4, 2010 by Albabrinckmann
Before you judge consider this boys family and friends who are in the deepest sorrow.. So calling him dumpkopf is very inconsiderate. Furthermore; he WAS the kid I knew who read the most books, and NO he was not on drugs the night of the accident.

And for the record: I bet yall did less thought-through- when you were 19. And this guy, Frederik, was so much more than a train-surfer, and I would very much appreciate it if you would remember that he was just a kid, who died way too young and how this situation caused trauma amongst those who were close to him.
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