Tuesday, July 19, 2016
More than 20 injured by Afghan child refugee wielding axe on train in Germany
The attack took place on a train in the region of Wurzburg, in the Bavaria region in the center of the country.
A large number of emergency vehicles are now at the scene, tending to people who were hurt in the deranged attack, while an air ambulance is currently en route.
Four of the victims are thought to be in a critical condition, while at least fourteen have moderate injuries. Others have minor injuries.
TWITTERThe man behind the axe attack has been shot by police
EPAEmergency services arrive after the attack on a train near Wurzburg
The Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld to Ochsenfurt train line has now been closed in the wake of the attack.
The incident took place on a regional train which was busy with late evening commuters.
The terror threat level in Germany is currently high, with British tourists warned to take care when travelling.
GOOGLE MAPSThe attack took place near Wurzburg in the centre of Germany
The UK Foreign Office advises: "There is a high threat from terrorism.
"The German government has announced that increased security has been put in place as a precaution at public buildings, major events, transport hubs and large public gatherings."
Credit to The Express.co.uk