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Historic Railway Disasters
10 June 1998

The Eschede Reports

ICE Crash - Eschede, Germany:
Children remember the victims


View of the wrecked ICE 884 looking south
Photo: Paulus Ponizak

As the death toll was officially revised to ninety-eight, the school children of Eschede took part in a memorial to the passengers who died in the high speed rail accident close to the small town in Lower Saxony.

On Monday June 8, 1998 the children numbering almost 600 were led into the Gymnasium of a school situated close to the accident site, where they filed slowly past a wooden cross. The children whose ages ranged from six to sixteen placed flowers around the cross which was adourned with 98 candles, one for each of the victims who died.

There will also be a state memorial service to commemorate the dead on 21 June 1998 at Celle. The service will be led by dignatories from both the Lutheran and the Catholoic churches.

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