German footballer halts train with misplaced pass

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5 December 2006, Emsdetten, Germany (dpa) - A footballer's misplaced pass brought an express train screeching to a halt, police said Tuesday. The player miss-kicked the ball just as the train was passing the pitch he was playing on near the town of Emsdetten in northern Germany. The ball severed the brake hose between the engine and the first carriage, triggering the train's automatic braking mechanism. The driver was able to reconnect the cable and the train resumed its journey a few minutes later, police

5 December 2006

Emsdetten, Germany (dpa) - A footballer's misplaced pass brought an express train screeching to a halt, police said Tuesday.

The player miss-kicked the ball just as the train was passing the pitch he was playing on near the town of Emsdetten in northern Germany.

The ball severed the brake hose between the engine and the first carriage, triggering the train's automatic braking mechanism.

The driver was able to reconnect the cable and the train resumed its journey a few minutes later, police said.

DPA

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