Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for October
M T W T F S S
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Lucky Russian Inches From Being Hit By Mortar

Lucky Russian Inches From Being Hit By Mortar

A lucky Russian motorist had an incredible escape after a mortar shell hit the highway in front of him and exploded into the air seconds before his car smashed into the debris.

Video footage captured on board the dashboard camera of Vladimir Prach's car shows debris from the road shooting into the air after the mortar shell slams into the concrete outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

The video was shared on Russian social media website VKontakte where it quickly went viral showing how although the car escaped being hit by the live mortar shell, it was still destroyed by the subsequent debris.

Prach, a local resident of pro-Russian separatist controlled city of Donetsk whose nickname is Bova, said: "I climbed out of the car and saw that it had been wrecked but somehow it didn't seem important. When you see a live shell blow up in front of you and realise how close that was to killing you, somehow it's just good to be alive. I posted the video online and called it my second birthday."

Photos also posted by Prach show the extent of the damage done to his car during the collision with the mortar, believed to have been fired by Ukrainian forces.

Donetsk has seen the bulk of the fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the region. And the video shows despite the fact that people are trying to live their lives, they additionally face the everyday hazards of living in a war zone.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
somehow  didn  birthday  Mortar  wrecked  additionally  Ukrainian  debris  separatist  video  region  Prach  climbed  Russian  killing  shell  Donetsk  posted  nickname  Bova

Latest News

 

Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again
A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground.

Alpine Trains Venture Into Space As The Final Frontier
Austria’s national railway line the OeBB has raised eyebrows after offering themed toilets including one that is supposed to "look and smell like outer space".

MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.

Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.

Mega-Station Opens
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.

Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.

Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.

Rare Bald Ibis Makes Microlight Flight To Italy
The project to introduce an extinct bird back to Europe is hailing success after successfully negotiating a new route over the Alps and training 14 Northern Bald Ibises how to fly south to winter feeding grounds in southern Tuscany.

Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.

Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers