On Saturday evening the explosion of an automatic ticket dispenser at an S-Bahn station (urban railway line) in Halle, Saxony Anhalt, resulted in the death of a young man.

The detonation was so strong, that the door of the machine was thrown meters away on the opposite station platform, according to the police.

A machine operator saw the young man lying on the floor next to the ticket dispenser and called the rescue services. The seriously injured victim died shortly after his arrival at the hospital.

The reasons for the accident are still being investigated. It is not clear yet whether it was the 19 year old who triggered  the explosion, or whether he happens to be an innocent victim.