Scottish man killed by high-speed train in Vienna

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Scottish man killed by high-speed train in Vienna
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A 48-year-old man from Edinburgh was tragically hit and killed by an Austrian Intercity train as he waited on the platform at Grillgasse station in Vienna’s Simmering district.


Police said that the man was standing too close to the edge of the platform and that he was hit by the train as it passed at speed through the station, at around 1am on Wednesday.

He was knocked to the ground and his injuries were so serious that he died at the scene.

Police spokesman Thomas Keiblinger said that the Scottish man lived in Austria, and was waiting for another train. He has not been named. 



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