Vienna street to be named after ‘Tiger’ Zeman

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Vienna officials announced today (Tues) that a street will be named after Rapid Vienna legend Walter Zeman.A ceremony to mark the naming of the street in Donaustadt district will take place on Friday.Zeman is regarded as one of Austria’s best goalkeepers of all time. He played for Rapid between 1945 and 1961 and was called […]

Debtor torches his own home

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A man in debt in Tadten in Burgenland’s Neusiedl am See district set his own house on fire early Saturday morning, police said.The man, 35, used flammable liquid to torch the house in four different places.Police said the man had given contradictory accounts of what had supposedly happened and finally confessed to having started the […]

Avalanche sweeps away three at ski race

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An avalanche that decimated a free-style race between 50 skiers and snowboarders injured three.The race, which started at 1pm on Saturday in an off-piste area near Ischgl in Tyrol’s Landeck district ended in disaster when it triggered a 90 metre-wide avalanche that swept away three of the participants, police said.Two were partially buried, and a […]

Worker’s head almost crushed in accident

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A worker’s head was nearly crushed at his workplace when it got stuck between the rear axle of a truck and a jack, police said.The worker, 19, from Fürstenfeld district, was standing in a pit below a truck on which he was working when the incident occurred in Styria’s Hartberg district yesterday (Tues).The man’s screams […]

Fleeing thieves cause car crash

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Two Slovak robbers caused a traffic accident on the B9 highway in Lower Austria yesterday (Tues) after robbing a supermarket in Hainburg in Bruck an der Donau district, police said.The Slovaks, aged 23 and 34, drove towards Vienna after stealing items worth 500 Euros at the supermarket.After colliding with another car but finding their car […]

Farmer hospitalised after pinned under tractor

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A farmer was seriously injured when he was pinned beneath his tractor yesterday (Thurs), police said.The 71-year-old man was driving through woods near Neusiedl in Lower Austria’s Zwettl district when his tractor veered off the track and rolled down a four-metre embankment, rolling over twice.He was thrown from the tractor and ended up pinned underneath […]

Vienna flat prices up

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Prices for owner-occupied and rented flats in Vienna soared last year, according to new research.Real estate platform immobilien.net said today (Weds) prices for owner-occupied flats in the capital rose by six per cent to an average 2,446 Euros per square metre in 2009 year on year.It added rent prices after tax meanwhile increased by two […]

Young Dutch skiers rescued by helicopter

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Two Dutch boys aged 13 and 14 were rescued by helicopter as darkness was falling yesterday (Sun) near Loser in Styria’s Liezen district.The boys were skiing off piste down to the valley floor when they became stranded at 4pm in a steep, rocky area at an elevation of 1,400 metres and called rescuers.In another incident […]

Skier buried by avalanche frees himself

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A skier buried by an avalanche yesterday (Sun) near Klösterle am Arlberg, Vorarlberg, was able to free himself, police said.The man and a male companion triggered a 40-metre wide avalanche about 11:30am. The other man was also caught in the avalanche but was not buried.A skier who witnessed the avalanche called rescuers.In a more serious […]