Aarhus to improve street lightning at harbour after two people fall into the sea – The Post

Aarhus to improve street lightning at harbour after two people fall into the sea

Ten people on average drown in Danish harbours every year

The Aarhus harbour is poorly lit, admits the municipality, and pedestrians can easily fall into the water after dark (photo: iStock)
December 16th, 2015 11:57 am| by Lucie Rychla
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Two people fell into the sea at Aarhus harbour last weekend and the municipality has accordingly decided to improve street lightning in the area to prevent future accidents, reports DR.

“The area is simply too dark,” admitted Kim Guldvad Svendsen, the operations manager at the municipal maintenance centre.

Last year a man drowned in the harbour after a Christmas party, and accidents like this are not uncommon in other Danish towns either.

The same goes for Aalborg
In Aalborg, seven people have drowned in the local harbour since 2008.

The municipality has therefore invested into increased security, such as street lamps, reflexive lights and more ladders into the water.

Every year, an average of ten people die after falling into the sea in Danish harbours.