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Two dead after being hit by train

TT/The Local/dl · 20 Nov 2010, 11:13

Published: 20 Nov 2010 11:13 GMT+01:00

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The accident occurred on a stretch of track near Kilafors south of Bollnäs. Police were notified by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) at 10.07pm.

“We we got there we found two men who were deceased,” said duty officer Peter Hultqvist of the Gävleborg County police to the TT news agency.

Police say both the men are over 30 years old, but have not yet been identified, the local HelaHälsingland.se news website reports.

According to the Transport Administration, the accident resulted in a stoppage in service along the line until 1am, causing delays for a number of trains, including the night train to Luleå in northern Sweden.

The circumstances surrounding the accident remain unclear and police have yet to determine how the men managed to make their way onto the tracks.

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17:10 November 20, 2010 by Boyfriend
I am sorry about them, they were young and deserved to live.

It is so common that each year thousands of people commit suicides. Last year only in Japan more than 34000.

This is the big sins according to Islamic teaching

(2:195) You shall spend in the cause of GOD; do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction. You shall be charitable; GOD loves the charitable.

(4:29) O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly - only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.

That is a big sins to kill yourself or others!

But unfortunately a few uneducated are getting their brain washed commit suicide to kill others and some just do this because they are tired of living.
09:58 November 21, 2010 by crofab
It's a good thing for them that god doesn't exist then :D

How did you know they killed themselves anyway?
01:25 November 23, 2010 by Da Goat
Whether they wanted to or not they did kill themselves, if they did not want to do themselves in then maybe a Darwin award is on offer!

one does not muck about with hi speed rolling guillotines!

Only blind people can't see God, He is there whether you like it or not!

you don't have to look for/at Him if you choose not to.
07:33 November 24, 2010 by NovaLand
Like an old friend of mine said, "Why do GOD punish an innocent newborn?", when she asked her parents why she was lame and bound to a wheelchair all of her life. Since no one could answer her, she choose paganism.

You have the right to deny any belief, even darwinism.
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