Wednesday, December 6, 2006


Wayward soccer ball brings German train to halt

`A train in Germany was brought to a shuddering halt when a soccer ball flew from a nearby pitch and disabled the locomotive’s brakes, police said on Tuesday.

“The ball directly hit the brake pipe between the locomotive and the first wagon and undid it, leading to a loss of pressure,” said a spokesman for police in the western city of Muenster. “This caused the train to brake automatically.”‘

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