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Bramsche: Third tragedy in a short time shakes small German town


In November 2022, a Bramsche boy drowns in a pool. The public prosecutor takes up the investigation against the parents. Now they are being charged.

In November 2022, a Bramsche boy drowns in a pool.

The public prosecutor takes up the investigation against the parents.

Now they are being charged.

Munich/Bramsche – The small town of Bramsche in the district of Osnabrück in Lower Saxony is not just about peace and quiet.

First came the shocking news on February 28, 2023 that an 81-year-old man shot a 16-year-old boy.

The teenager died from his gunshot wounds a few days later.

Then, on March 5, a 19-year-old woman became the victim of an act of violence.

She was found seriously injured near a shooting range.

Only her death could be determined in the hospital.

Before that, another accident happened in November 2022: a child drowned in a pool.

Now the parents are being sued.

Accident in Bramsche: Child (4) drowns in the pool – parents are charged

At the beginning of November, a four-year-old child fell into a pool in Bramsche and drowned, as reported by


According to the police, the pool was on the parents' property and was insufficiently secured.

The public prosecutor initiated an investigation against the parents.

On March 23, the Osnabrück public prosecutor's office announced that the dead child's parents would be charged with manslaughter.


Two acts of violence occurred in Bramsche within a few days.

A child drowned in a pool in November.

© Moritz Frankenberg/dpa

Despite the indictment, it is not yet clear whether there will be a court hearing, like the NDR


The District Court of Bersenbrück is responsible and has not yet decided whether to open the main proceedings.

Four-year-old boy drowns in Bramsche - swimming pool probably insufficiently secured

The child was found by an employee of a brick factory on the adjacent property.

Despite attempts to revive the four-year-old boy, he died.

At the time of the accident, the mother was in the house with another child and was not keeping an eye on the deceased boy.

The father is accused of not having properly secured the pool, as

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The pool was half full and unusually deep, according to police.

A sheep fence was supposed to protect the pool from the children, but the boy was able to easily overcome it.

The German Life Saving Society (DLRG) warns against letting children swim unsupervised.

Children could drown within 30 to 60 seconds.


List of rubrics: © Moritz Frankenberg/dpa

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-03-28

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