Provence & Côte d'Azur: Public urged to head safety warnings as 15-year-old boy is electrocuted on train tracks
Warning after boy electrocuted on train tracks
As reported in local media Nice Matin, the body of the victim, who’s identity has not yet been revealed, was discovered on the train tracks of Station de la Rose in Nice at around 11pm on Friday 8th of June.
Video surveillance has allowed police to piece together the tragic circumstances, and they have since ruled out suicide. What the images did reveal is the boy descending onto the train tracks, possibly to retrieve a personal item, before being electrocuted by the central feed of electricity in the middle of the tracks.
His body was discovered by a conductor and despite immediate intervention by police, who shut down the power supply, attempts to revive the boy failed.
Tragically, this is not the first incident of its kind. In August 2008, a similar warning was issued after the body of a 21-year-old man was found at Station Notre Dame du Mont in Nice, electrocuted in the same way.
Officials are concerned as there are often incidents of children retrieving footballs or lost items from train tracks. They are urging the public to take heed of safety warnings and signs.