Young man dies under Brussels tram

A 19-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a tram in the City of Brussels on Saturday night.

The accident happened on the Werkhuizenkaai in daylight shortly before 6pm yesterday. The young man was crushed by a tram on line 3 heading for the Esplanade.

The victim was dead at the scene. The tram driver needed hospital treatment for shock symptoms. Traffic experts are now investigating the incident. Tram services between the Van Praet and De Trooz stops were halted for a while.

(The tram depicted is not the one involved in the accident.)