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Cash on the line: stolen ATM partly derails train in Germany

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/01/2017
Police officers gather the remains of a cash machine at the railway station in Dinslaken, Germany, Thursday Jan. 12, 2017. A freight train has partly derailed in Germany after hitting a stolen cash machine that had been left on the track. Police said no one was hurt in the incident before dawn Thursday in Dinslaken in western Germany. (Roland Weihrauch/dpa via AP) © The Associated Press Police officers gather the remains of a cash machine at the railway station in Dinslaken, Germany, Thursday Jan. 12, 2017. A freight train has partly derailed in Germany after hitting a stolen cash machine that had been left on the track. Police said no one was hurt in the incident before dawn Thursday in Dinslaken in western Germany. (Roland Weihrauch/dpa via AP)

BERLIN — A freight train has partially derailed in Germany after hitting a stolen cash machine that had been left on the track.

Police said no one was hurt in the incident before dawn Thursday in Dinslaken in western Germany. A freight train from the Netherlands hit the ATM, which had been stolen from the town's station, and the locomotive came off the track.

It wasn't immediately clear who stole the machine and put in on the track. Whoever was responsible didn't get any money — the ATM was cracked open by the impact but the cash spread over the tracks was collected by police.

The incident forced authorities to close the line for a few hours, with trains on the route between the Netherlands and western Germany diverted.

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