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Festivalgoer accidentally gases himself

The Local · 6 Aug 2012, 10:29

Published: 06 Aug 2012 09:39 GMT+02:00
Updated: 06 Aug 2012 10:29 GMT+02:00

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The unnamed man had set himself up a makeshift bed in the trailer of his car and gone for a nap in it on Saturday afternoon at the Wacken music festival, daily newspaper the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Sunday.

He apparently did not notice that the trailer, which he had propped up with posts and covered with a tarpaulin, was parked close to a generator that was emitting carbon-monoxide, Der Spiegel magazine reported.

A spokeswoman from the nearby Itzehoe police in Schleswig-Holstein told the paper that the man had retired to his trailer to go to sleep at around 4pm. His friends found him around two hours later - dead.

Paramedics spent 30 minutes trying to revive him, but to no avail.

When the Süddeutsche Zeitung asked the Wacken organisers they said that they had no idea about the accident.

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Wacken is one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in the world, and this year attracted over 75,000 visitors and 130 bands.

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Your comments about this article

10:24 August 6, 2012 by raandy
?? set a make shift bed up in the trailer of his car? ???

over a generator that was running, makes little to no sense, who proof reads this?
16:00 August 6, 2012 by germinator
Probably the same person who checked the headline and didn't realize that gasses (as a verb) is spelled with two s's.

PS raandy. Proofread is one word.
16:16 August 6, 2012 by raandy
germinator thanks every little bit helps , perhaps with more education I will be able to write articles for the Local :-)
17:51 August 6, 2012 by ackmanx
Sure, there's an occasional grammar mistake here and there but I haven't found a better English language news site in Germany. Sure beats reading Der Spiegel!
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