Monday, September 29, 2014

Ouch! Passenger injured in extraordinary Istanbul subway accident

A passenger was injured by an iron bar thrust into his body on an Istanbul subway train on Sept. 29.

The iron bar broke through the window of the metro carriage and thrust through the hip of the passenger, who was then photographed lying on the ground with the iron bar stuck into him. The photo has been widely shared on social media. 

The accident occurred as the train was proceeding between the Seyrantepe and Sanayi stops.

The injured passenger has been identified as 33-year-old Fatih Çoban. He was rushed into surgery after being taken to the Okmeydanı Research and Training Hospital.


1 comment:

Bicky said...

Yikes! And I can't bring myself to read the full article... stuff like that makes me queasy.

I remember a time when I was standing in the middle section near the window and had just moved away to go upstairs for a seat, when bang! The window I was just standing beside was knocked out by a bunch of kids throwing rocks.