BERLIN | Couple killed taking shortcut across train tracks in Germany

6Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BERLIN —Jan 06, 2019—German police say a 71-year-old man and his 67-year-old wife were killed by a train late Saturday after trying to take a shortcut across the tracks.

Police in the southwestern city of Reutlingen said Sunday that the couple had disembarked from a regional train at a suburban stop and wanted to get to their home nearby.

The pair illegally crossed the tracks behind their train and they were fatally struck by a special service going the other way.

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