Two people were injured when a compressed air tank exploded at a diving club in Vienna-Penzing yesterday (Tues).Authorities said today a divers right hand was shredded by the blast as he filled a compressed air tank with oxygen, adding that the man suffered serious injuries to his lower body as well.His eight-year-old grandson, who was […]
Police said today (Mon) a Russian prisoner slashed his throat in the toilet of a Vienna jail on Saturday.Vienna-Josefstadt prison chief Alfred Steinacher said: “We did not find a farewell note. The prisoner did not have relatives in Vienna. The embassy has already been informed about the incident.”Steinacher said foul play could be ruled out, […]
A would-be robber needed treatment at a hospital after he cut open his hand trying to break a café window Tuesday night.Police said today (Thurs) two officers on patrol arrested the man cowering next to the broken window of a local in Viennas Favoriten district.They said the man had been attempting to break into the […]
A machine-building technician who crushed his right hand yesterday (Sun) while cleaning a machine has been told it cannot be saved.The 26-year-old man from Salzburgs Pinzgau region who got his hand trapped at work was taken to hospital in Salzburg where doctors said the injuries were too severe to fix.