Foreign hockey fan killed by train in Ostrava

The opening of the World Ice Hockey Championship in Ostrava was marked by tragedy. An 18-year- old hockey fan was hit by a train in the early hours of Saturday. According to the news site the incident happened at dawn and the fan who was killed on impact was reportedly a foreign national. The police have not released details regarding his nationality. According to a police spokeswoman the engine driver saw a figure on the rail tracks but was too close to avert a collision.