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Thousands mourn accident victims from Sweden

At an emotional funeral ceremony, several thousand people have taken place on Wednesday in Frutigen farewell to the six victims of a car accident in the North of Sweden. The six deaths were a majority of Adelboden.

The tragedy of mid-January, the Bernese Oberland village upset her deeply. Because of the many mourners, the abdication had to be moved in the Frutiger Wydi-hall, because in Adelboden, there is not such a great locality.

In love and dignified abdication ceremony remembered: relatives and friends of the deceased to the six young men. Always the two of you stepped to the microphone and told of the life of the deceased, all of whom are living happy, young men who were like in nature, Humor, had, and Faith had found. The deceased were in free Church circles committed.


In all the memories of friends and relatives, and swung the hope and the confidence that the dead are now with God and there are going to be in heaven for a reunion. "To glyy", adopted by someone of a family member and friend.

The Bernese cantonal government, Pierre-Alain Schnegg, a member of the community of Christ (formerly the brethren Church), turned to the mourners. "May Almighty God be our Comforter and our refuge," said the magistrate of the mourners courage.

eagle wings

in Front of the hall were to be seen on stelae photos of the six victims, lit by many candles. A large wooden cross illuminated the scene. In the interior of the hall into the Alliance-choir Adelboden ned the song "Borne on eagle's wings, and into eternity."

About the choir was projected a photo of the six young men. It showed life on their journey to the polar lights, the on 12. January so tragically ended.

The "boys" were full of life and adventure have been fun. The Lapland journey, gave them power, said the preacher, Jürg Hostettler. He spoke of lived discipleship, which would have maintained the friends. The young men, with their sometimes wild Hobbies, quirks and corners witnessed by a colored, lively and courageous to Christianity in a time where the Christian Faith is often described as a grey and sad.

Good moments in suffering

In all of the suffering, there have been good moments, Hostettler and voice of the victim and of the Church-border cooperation, which came into existence in the respect of the funeral with the family members.

After the funeral was served in the hall a Drink. So there is still time and space to chat together, or to remember to pray, said Hostettler.

The young men came in the night of the 12th. January in a car accident in the North of Sweden, near Kiruna, is killed. The group was in a minibus on the road, joined in a curve with an oncoming truck head-on. Of the seven people in the van six died, one survived, injured.


Created: 30.01.2019, 16:02 Uhr

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