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The most important answers to the tragic accident in Sweden

In the night on Saturday a tragic traffic accident occurred on a country road in the North of Sweden. A truck crashed into a Minibus. The truck survived the driver, six of the seven occupants of the minibus, all of the Bernese Oberland, were killed. What is known of the accident so far:

Who are the victims?
The Swiss were all born in the 1990s, said a spokeswoman for the Swedish police, on Sunday, the news Agency DPA. According to the "view" was the most recent victim was 19 years old. Five of them come from noble soil.

According to a well-Known of the victims, they drove each year over the new year to Scandinavia. Apparently, she had possessed a house or hut, she said, "20 minutes". The aim of the multi-week holiday was to look at the polar lights in Norway.

The young men were also all members of the free Church "Church of Christ".. On Instagram Church representatives wrote: "We have heard that there is a fatal accident has given six young people from the community. We ask you to pray for the Affected."

What is the point of the accident?
According to information from the Swedish police, the accident occurred on a country road in the North of Sweden, near the town of Kiruna. "The road was smooth, it was dark and the Wind blew strength in the storm," said the spokeswoman. More about the circumstances of the accident not yet known. For more information, hopefully from the load driver and the survivors of the Swiss car. "The two Survivors are in shock."

For the accident, it came on a notorious road section in Masugnsbyn, Near the town of Kiruna. Map: Google

For Locals, the scene of the accident known as "death curve", reported the Swedish state television. A Swede who lives 900 meters away from the road, said: "Here everyone is familiar with this curve and continues with 60 to 70 kilometers per hour." Foreign, however, did not know, however, how dangerous the place is, and that the speed of 90 km/indicated maximum, The authorities have announced, after calls from residents to investigate the place. Just hours before the tragedy have taken place there already another accident.

What to say to the families?
the father of The only surviving Swiss are said to be "20 minutes" that his son could not remember the accident: "He slept in the Bus. This is the last, and he knoweth it not." In the rescue helicopter, he had come back to himself. The 23-Year-old had Ribs, some broken, a bruised lung and several lacerations to the head. The father assumes that the recovery takes one to two months.

He got to know through a call to the Swedish authorities from the accident: "The speaker said that he would have to deliver a bad news. I learned in the conversation that my son has survived, but unfortunately, six of his friends have died." The nationals are in psychological care. Similarly, the truck driver remained unharmed. "He's very bad," said Kaunis Iron, spokeswoman for the truck company, the "view".

Why is the Ski world Cup in nobility was not canceled ground?
At the Chuenisbärgli prevailed at the weekend, a large part of a rollicking mood. The reason is the Ski classic, held annually. Many of the approximately 30'000 visitors knew nothing of the tragedy. The leaders were silent for a long time. The Bernese cantonal police told you not to communicate for the time being.

The "view" raised the question of why the slalom race on Sunday was cancelled. OK-Chef Peter will replied, "of Course, it has discussed all the variants." It is an example, was indeed unprecedented tragedy for the families concerned and for Adelboden, but: "it has to do with the starter directly. Would someone helped with a Rennabsage or a termination of the race?" In addition, the information had arrived only piecemeal: "for a Long time we had no clear facts and did not know about the extent of this tragedy."

the otherwise held were canceled festivities on Sunday evening after completing the race weekend. The event was ended after the award ceremony with a minute of silence and a Information about what is happening. (fas)

Created: 14.01.2019, 10:29 PM

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