At least 15 passengers were killed 23 years ago in NATO attack on a train in Grdelica Gorge, including a boy
"One should not be afraid of people, but of what's inhuman in them"
On this day 23 years ago during NATO's aggression against Serbia, a train was attacked in the Grdelica Gorge. According to official data, at least 15 passengers were killed, including a 6-year-old boy.
NATO planes fired missiles at the passenger train, killing 15 people. Dozens were injured, while the exact number of victims has never been determined.
"One should not be afraid of people, but of what's inhuman in them," is engraved on a memorial next to a railway bridge over the Juzna Morava River in the Grdelica Gorge.
The second and third carriages of the passenger train on the Belgrade-Thessaloniki line were hit in the NATO attack.
Passenger train number 393 was targeted in the airstrikes on April 12, 1999, while crossing the bridge.
The marking of the anniversary of the attack starts at 11:5 am, the time when the train was hit.
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