Charges laid after man dies while trying to graffiti a train

A TEENAGER has been charged with trespassing after his friend suffered fatal burns while they were trying to graffiti trains in Brisbane.

Police claim the 19-year-old and his 26-year-old friend broke into a rail yard at Tennyson around 8:30 Saturday night.

The older man is said to have scaled a container car, raised his hands and suffered an electric shock, causing deep burns to 90 per cent of his body.


He was taken to hospital in a critical condition but died on Sunday morning.

It is the second fatality involving train graffiti in as many months.

A man was killed at Runcorn, in Brisbane in late September while he was train surfing and attempting to spray graffiti on a carriage.

The 19-year-old is due to face the Brisbane Magistrates Court on December 4, charged with trespass, wilful trespass on a railway, and wilful damage by graffiti.