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27/07/2016: Knife attack in a regional train near Würzburg
Dear Media Representatives,
Regarding the act of violence in a regional train near Würzburg on Monday evening, July 18th, 2016, we would like to inform you about the current state of health of the patients treated at the University Hospital Würzburg (Wednesday, July 27th, 2016, 8 a.m.):
The University Hospital Würzburg currently hosts five victims of the terror act.
Four of our patients are tourists from Hong Kong. The state of health of all patients has stabilized, nevertheless the risk of complications remains substantial. One patient will remain in an intensive care unit and is still in medically induced coma for the next days or weeks. Therefore the situation of this patient although improved remains life threatening. The families are in close contact with the patients and treating physicians, and receive comprehensive support by German and Chinese helpers. Specific psychological care is provided.
Please understand that we cannot provide any further information in order to protect the patients’ privacy rights.
N.B.: There will be no media conference held today unless any dramatic changes would occur in our patients.