An 18-year-old woman lost her life on the night of Saturday to Sunday after climbing onto the roof of a train carriage parked at Geneva-Sécheron station. His friend, who had also climbed over the wagon, was badly burned by the electric arc that formed. The information, revealed by the Tribune de Genève, was confirmed by the Geneva public prosecutor.
The 18-year-old was initially transported to Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). He was then airlifted to the Romandie burns center of the CHUV, in Lausanne, to receive treatment, said Monday the spokesperson for the Geneva prosecutor’s office Olivier Francey.
The tragedy occurred shortly before one o’clock in the morning on Sunday. The police were alerted by a witness who said he saw an electric arc at Geneva-Sécheron station. The emergency services and SBB intervened immediately on the scene and discovered the two young people on the roof of a wagon.
The young woman died on the spot, notes the Geneva Public Prosecutor. According to the first elements of the investigation, the two victims were electrocuted after climbing the train. An investigation has been opened by the courts to determine the circumstances of the tragedy.