Alfredo de Freitas
Birth name Alfredo de Freitas
Occupation Train driver
Attack information
Date September 18, 1962
Location(s) Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Killed 13
Injured 40-77
Weapon(s) Train

Alfredo de Freitas was a Brazilian train driver who killed thirteen people and wounded at least 40 others when crashing a train in full speed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on September 18, 1962.

On September 18, 1962, the train with the prefix PM-104 left the Central do Brasil and when the train reached the Caetano Murtinho passengers began booing de Freitas because the manner he was driving the train. De Freitas then got into an argument with the passengers and at that point, said that he "would speed further to kill a lot of people". The train, upon reaching the "curva da boiadeira" in Horto, suffered a impact and a pile-up. Reaching the Horto train station, he was arrested by passenger Valdemar do Patrocinio, but managed to escape with help of the auxiliar of that station, Airton Braga. De Freitas was said to had been "drunk". Injured victims were rescued by several military forces. De Freitas escaped and was been since sought.[1][2][3][4]


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