Brussels public transport halted after staff attack
The public transport authority in Brussels halted all buses, trams and metro trains in the Belgian capital Saturday after a controller was "beaten to death" following a traffic accident.
Spokeswoman Francoise Ledune said the controller, aged 56, was in critical condition in hospital but another authority source said he was clinically dead.
Ledune said the controller was attacked after he was called to the scene of an accident between a bus and a private car early Saturday.
She said he was hit on the head by a friend of the car driver. His assailants then fled.
© 2012 AFP