Whale sculpture catches crashed Dutch metro train


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Jim K
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A metro train in Spijkenisse, near the city of Rotterdam, crashed through a barrier at the end of the tracks shortly before midnight on Sunday.

 

But rather than plummeting 10m (32ft) into the water below, the train was left suspended dramatically in the air.

 

It ended up being delicately balanced on the large sculpture of a whale's tail at the De Akkers metro station.

 

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The driver was able to exit unharmed and there were no passengers. 

 

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+warwagon

Not gonna lie, that's pretty bad ass. 

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Steven P.

What's even more amazing is that those whale tails are made out of plastic :unsure: Lucky escape for everyone.

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FloatingFatMan

Well, those folks are going to have a whale of a tail to tell their friends! :rofl: 

 

 

(Sorry, I HAD to!)

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Skiver

I can't believe all those people are safe after the train de-whaled like that.

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