In Bad Ragaz SG
Hiking group hit by a log – mother and child killed
A painful accident happened on Sunday in Bad Ragaz SG. During the hike, one group got hit by a falling log. A mother and her son were seriously injured.
A painful accident happened in Bad Ragaj on Sunday morning. A tree trunk fell on a hiking group and killed a mother († 42) and her son († 6).
A painful accident happened in Bad Ragaj SG shortly before 11.50 am on Sunday. According to St Gallen Canton Police, a tree trunk fell on old Badstrasse and injured a 42-year-old woman and her six-year-old son so badly that both died at the accident site.
The woman and her son were with a hiking group on a gravel road from Bud Ragaz to Tamina Gorge. The road goes along a nearly steep cliff.
,It’s really terrible”
A tree trunk fell over the wall and onto the road. The statement said he caught the mother living in the canton of Appenzel-Oserhoden with her son. Rescuers and emergency doctors could only determine the death of two.
The accident caused great panic in the village of St. Gallen. One resident recounts: “We heard a loud siren. It was only later that we found out what had happened. It’s really terrifying.” A woman who is also familiar with the area explains: “The climb up Tamina Gorge is beautiful. But now, after that accident, I really don’t know if I want to go through that again. Am.”
Roads closed till Monday
Old Badstrasse is a popular, flat gravel road that runs from Bad Ragaz to Tamina Gorge. It is celebrated by hundreds of people on excursion days.
After the incident, all hiking trails in the area were closed, according to police spokesman Hanspeter Krusei. The Altes Bad Pfäfers restaurant, which leads the way, was also closed. After this, the route of about four kilometers will be investigated on Monday.
Roads closed for private traffic are checked thrice a week. Most recently on Friday afternoon. And in the spring, forest experts and workers inspect trees at a height and cut them down if necessary.
In addition to several patrols by St Gallen Canton Police, a representative of the fire brigade, forest experts and the Phafers Municipal and Roads District Inspectorate were called in. Psychological first aid was called to care for relatives. (obf)