Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Soldier suffers 90 pc burns on shortcut home

Share this article

Soldier suffers 90 pc burns on shortcut home
Photo: DPA
10:31 CEST+02:00
A soldier was in a life-threatening condition on Monday after trying to take a shortcut home across a train track in Frankfurt am Main in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 21-year-old was walking home from a party at around 6am with two friends when he climbed onto a stationary train and tried to cut across the tracks.

But he received an electric shock from an overhead cable and was taken to a specialist burns unit in Offenbach, police said in a statement on Sunday.  

Bild newspaper reported he suffered 90 percent burns.

Police said the soldier, who is stationed in Kempten, Bavaria, was in an artificial coma in a “life-threatening” condition.

His two friends, aged 20 and 21, are suffering from shock and were also treated by doctors. They have been unable to give witness statements.

SEE ALSO: US army veteran killed by his model helicopter

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement