Three people were killed and 20 more injured when a passing train struck a crowd of onlookers who gathered on the railway bridge in order to watch the celebration of National Heroes Day in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia on Friday November 9, 2018.
Dubbed the City of Heroes, Surabaya holds the annual celebration to commemorate the fight that liberated the city from Dutch rule on November 10, 1945.
The onlookers were on the bridge to watch a theater performance titled Surabaya Membara (Surabaya Burning). The scheduled train was passing over the bridge and reportedly slowed down to 15 kilometers per hour from its regular speed and also sounded its horn. The dense crowd toppled over as it tried to avoid getting struck by the train and a number of people fell off the bridge.
The incident reminds me of the recent mess up in Amritsar, India.
Props to Best Gore member @sadister666 for the videos:
Here’s the video of the fall from a different standpoint:
And a video of a man who was sliced in half by the train: