Dead passenger rides Berlin underground

2012-12-23 17:31

Berlin - A 65-year-old man thought to be sleeping while sitting upright on a Berlin underground train as it cross-crossed the German capital was actually dead, police said on Sunday.

"It's tragic," a Berlin police spokesperson said. "We don't know how long he was sitting dead on the train nor do we know the exact cause of death yet. There are no indications of foul play. He seems to have died of natural causes."

The man was found in the U-8 underground train line that runs all night at the Weinmeisterstrasse station at 0:45 when a rail worker tried wake the man up by gently shaking him. Medics were called in but could only pronounce the man dead.

A preliminary investigation showed no indications of the man being murdered. A more detailed autopsy is planned for Monday.

  • Philip - 2012-12-23 17:53

    I know some politicians that are like this.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-23 18:08

      Sound like Parliament...

  • john.dough.5836711 - 2012-12-23 18:16

    Criss-crossed rather

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-12-23 18:18

    That is so sad - more so at this time of year.

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-12-23 18:32

    weekend at Bernie's ?

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