30 Sep '17, 4am

Man hangs on to side of high-speed train in Germany for 25km, escapes unhurt

A 59-year-old man who held on to the side of a high-speed train in Germany has managed to survive the ride, according to media reports. The man, who is believed to be Romanian, realised he had left his luggage inside the train after it started leaving the station, said operator Deutsche Bahn on Thursday (Sept 28). Not willing to separate from his luggage, the man then grabbed plastic bellows connecting two carriages of the train and used a small ledge to stand on for the 160kmh journey, reported the BBC. The express train was travelling from Bielefeld to Hannover. The man was spotted by rail personnel, who alerted the driver, and the train was slowed down before stopping at a station 25km away. "The 59-year-old can thank the rail personnel for the fact that he is still alive," a police spokesman was quoted in the BBC as saying. The man, who was not named, later continued h...

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