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Christmas Eve train death pair baffle police

The Local · 26 Dec 2012, 12:04

Published: 26 Dec 2012 12:04 GMT+01:00

The pair were on the tracks at the Diedorf station near Augsburg when a train pulled in at speed and the driver was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting them.

Mystery surrounds the identity of the pair - and their relationship to each other, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. A forensic examination was expected to offer some answers on Thursday.

The IC train travelling between Munich and Karlsruhe hit the pair despite the driver slamming on the emergency brake - he was only able to bring the train to a halt around 500 metres down the tracks.

The track between Augsburg and Ulm was shut for several hours.

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