Horses killed by Swedish commuter train

Three horses were killed in an accident on Saltsjöbanan early on Wednesday morning, according to DN. It appears the horses had escaped from their paddock and had been sheltering from the snow in a tunnel.

“It’s very sad everytime something like this happens”, said Tobias Björk at the “emergency slaughter services”.

NAcka police said the horses were all privately owned and came from a farm nearby. A spokesperson from Connex told DN that “it was lucky the horses tried to run away from the train and not towards it”.

As DN noted, “it’s not likely that a horse would have tried running towards a speeding train”.

A simliar accident happened in Nynäshamn less than a month ago when five horses from a riding school were killed on a train track.

Sources: Dagens Nyheter