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Mystery as thousands of Kinder Eggs wash up on beach of remote island

Mirror logo Mirror 7/01/2017 Joshua Taylor
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Mystery surrounds how thousands of Kinder Eggs came to be washed up on the beach of a remote island.

The unusual discovery was made on Langeoog, a small island off the coast of north-east Germany.

Dozens of islanders flocked to the scene to pick up the small plastic toys.

Children were seen with bags collecting them as adults pondered how so many toys could have washed up there.

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It is believed they were cargo that toppled overboard from a ship sailing from China to Germany under the flag of Denmark.

There is Russian writing on the pieces of paper inside the plastic eggs.

Langeoog is one of the seven East Frisian Islands and has a population of just over 1,700.

Its location off the coast of Germany means it is part of one of the world's busiest shipping lanes where cargo vessels bring goods into northern Europe.

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