Berlin homeless attack: Two guys badly burned at train station
Two homeless males in Berlin have been rushed to hospital with life-threatening burns, right after they have been doused in flammable liquid and deliberately set on fire.
The males, aged 47 and 62, were attacked at the city’s Schöneweide train station shortly before midnight on Sunday.
Witnesses managed to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher from a nearby kebab shop, German media report.
The 47-year-old victim is mentioned to be in a coma.
Police have launched an investigation for attempted murder.
The culprit has not however been identified, and the motive is unknown.
Officers have been observed overnight on Sunday browsing the torched remains of the men’s blankets, pillows and few possessions.
The unnamed victims are said to be German citizens.
This is far from the first attack on Berlin’s homeless population in current years.
In 2016, seven young individuals attacked a homeless man in the Schönleinstraße underground station on Christmas Day, attempting to set him on fire.
A train driver employed a fire extinguisher to handle the flames as passers-by helped to put them out.
Although the victim was not seriously injured, the assault shocked Germany.
The ringleader was jailed for two years and nine months.
Published at Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:31:00 +0000