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Body travels 140 kilometres stuck underneath train

Horrified passengers raised the alarm when the frozen stiff body of a man was found stuck to a high speed train as it pulled into a German trains station.

A passenger spotted a frozen solid arm as he climbed off the train at Hamburg's Altona train station and staff quickly realised a man's body was wedged under the carriage.

Police believe the man had committed suicide by throwing himself under the wheels of the train probably near Grossburgwedel near Hanover.

The police assumption was based on the fact that the train driver thought he had hit an animal at that point.

He told officers that because he thought it was an animal he had not raised the alarm.

The body which then became wedged in the train and in the minus temperatures was frozen solid by the time it had travelled a further 140 kilometers to Hamburg where it was spotted.

Police sealed off the platform while rescue workers tried to remove the body - which took more than two hours.

In the end forensic medicine experts were needed to extract the corpse of the man that has not yet been identified.

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