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18 injured as Swiss bachelor party goes wrong

Eighteen people were injured, three seriously, when a bachelor party turned into a nightmare in Wohlen in the canton of Aargau on Saturday.

18 injured as Swiss bachelor party goes wrong
Photo: Aargau police
The 17 partygoers were travelling on a trailer pulled by a tractor driven by another person, said Aargau police
 
At around 7pm, as the vehicle went down a steep slope, the heavy trailer pushed the tractor forward and the driver, despite braking, lost control. 
 
Both the tractor and the trailer tipped over, injuring all 18.
 
Three of them received serious head, back and pelvic injuries, said police. 
 
Two rescue helicopters, police and fire fighters attended the scene. All the injured were transferred to eight hospitals in the region.
 
The area around the Hochwachtstrasse was closed for several hours.
 
The public prosecutor has opened an investigation into the causes of the accident.

ACCIDENT

US teen who drowned in Switzerland was ‘piano prodigy’

The 13-year-old American boy who drowned recently in the Burgseeli near Interlaken has been described as an accomplished pianist and hockey player by his family.

US teen who drowned in Switzerland was 'piano prodigy'
Albert Yin was described as a gentle giant. Photo: Albert Yin Memorial Fund

Albert Yin from Maryland drowned in late June while swimming in the lake which is popular bathing spot in summer.

The boy was rescued by a police diver and resuscitated at the scene. He was then airlifted to hospital. But he later died at the facility.

Albert was a great ice hockey player and pianist, according to comments made by his family to US broadcaster CBS

“Over the summer, we go to perform in prestigious venues overseas. So this year, we had gone to Italy and we had gone to Switzerland and after our concerts, we would go to do vacation and touristy things,” his sister Margaret told CBS. 

The day before Albert died, the 13-year-old had performed the Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt at the Culture and Convention Centre (KKL) in Lucerne. 

Albert Yin's have now sent up a crowdfunding campaign to help fund funeral expenses and the setting up of a memorial scholarship in his name. 

A Swiss police investigation into the teen's death is still underway, according to the Blick newspaper.