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One adult and two children dead in railway accident

One adult and two children lost their lives in a serious railway accident in Tormestorp on 7th July, the police report on their homepage. A preliminary investigation into two cases of murder has been established. The plaintiffs are the children.
Hässleholm • Publicerad 8 juli 2021
At scene of the accident.
At scene of the accident.Foto: Carolina Svalbacke

At 10:45 SOS received an alarm about several people who had been hit by a train in Tormestorp just outside Hässleholm. Several police officers, people from the emergency services and ambulances soon arrived at the scene.

The accident occurred at a railway viaduct. The persons are reported to have made their way up on to the railway tracks where they were hit by an SJ express train X 2000 from Malmö on its way in to Hässleholm.

– It's an extremely serious accident, said Patrik Freij, internal officer in charge at the emergency services in Kristianstad.

Foto: Lasse Ottosson
Following the accident at Torrmestorp a large area was cordoned off.
Following the accident at Torrmestorp a large area was cordoned off.Foto: Michell Grönlund

A long stretch of the rail track was closed off. All train traffic was cancelled for several hours.

Shortly afterwards the same evening relatives had been informed. The police were able to confirm that three persons had died, one adult and two children.

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