Appalled by the death of a sixteen year old in the Acquaviva delle Fonti station, in the province of Bari. The girl, from Cassano delle Murge, according to the investigations underway, was overwhelmed by the Intercity which left Lecce for Milan last night at around 9pm. . According to the first reconstructions, she was sitting near the platforms, a few tens of meters from the station; she had headphones on and would not have noticed the train moving.
On site the carabinieri and the railway police. The surveys went on until late. The station became a meeting place for young people and just a couple of hours before the tragedy they were invited to go elsewhere for safety reasons. The mayor of Acquaviva confirms this: “For the second time in a few days – says Davide Carlucci – we will have to proclaim city mourning for an even greater tragedy than the one we have just experienced with the loss of the dear deputy mayor Austacio Busto, because it affects a girl Cassanese of just 16 years overwhelmed by a train in our railway station. A couple of hours before the terrible accident took place, I personally accompanied the local police officers on a check-up at the station during which, after trying to talk to some of the guys who frequent that place to understand the reasons, they we invited them to spend their time in other safer places in the city. It is certainly not the first time that we find ourselves dealing with the safety problems that arise along the railway line. Now, however, the irreparable has happened. Our community gathers around the victim’s family and friends ».
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