Our Danish correspondent Kepiblanc has translated an article posted today at the DR site:
Dangerous vandalism against Danish Train Company
Two or three young men tried on Monday night to block the rail line to a Copenhagen suburb by placing big stones on top of the train rails, according to police commander for the Copenhagen Police Vestegn in Albertslund. (Source: Ritzau News Agency).
Seven large tiles were placed on the southern regional trail and shortly thereafter an IC3 train came plowing through the blocks, but without an accident. The guard commander takes the incident very seriously, which could have resulted in a derailment of the train and loss of life.
Witnesses explained that the stones were placed by two to three young men of an ethnic origin other than Danish. [emphasis added]
Kepiblanc follows up with this comment:
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Needless to say, the press here tries to tone down the event, and luckily nothing happened.
But just imagine: a fast-moving train weighing some one hundred tonnes gets derailed with hundreds passengers on board and — maybe — slams into a densely populated domestic area. The losses of human lives could easily amount to more than the Madrid train terror.
And now the genie is out of the bottle. I’ll bet that next time it will not be just fragile tiles, but something more solid…
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