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Salez attack Third train attack victim, aged 17, dies of injuries

Flowers were left to remember the victims at Salez train station


A victim of a knife and flame attack on a Swiss train earlier this month has died of her wounds in hospital. The 17-year-old is the third fatality of the incident, including the perpetrator who carried out the attack in Salez, canton St Gallen on August 13.

Four other people were also injured in the attack. Three of them, also including a six-year-old girl, were kept in hospital. The 17-year-old who died on Wednesday had the most serious injuries.

The attack occurred as the train was pulling into Salez station, near the border with Liechtenstein. The 27-year-old man used a knife and flammable liquid to assail passengers before he was wrestled to the ground by other commuters. The attacker later died from burn injuries.

A 34-year-old woman was the first victim to die from her injuries the day after the attack.

Police have not yet uncovered a motive for the attack but have established that the man did not know his victims. Investigators have ruled out links to religious extremism.

His address was officially listed as Tuggen in canton Schwyz, but he also had a residence at Eschen in Liechtenstein.

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