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Love stunt ends in tragedy

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Love stunt ends in tragedy
Photo: DPA
17:49 CET+01:00
A romantic gesture went tragically wrong in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday, when a man fell to his death trying to affix a sign on a motorway bridge to mark the 10th anniversary of his relationship.

"According to preliminary investigations ... the 29-year-old was somehow trying to attach a banner with his name, a woman's name and the phrase '10 years' to the bridge," said police.

The man fell onto the A544 where he was crushed by "at least two vehicles" outside of W├╝rselen near the western city of Aachen, the police added.

Doctors on the scene said it was likely the impact of the fall that killed him.

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