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'Drunk Irishman' goes for a sleep on Berlin railway tracks, wakes up to massive bill

That’ll hurt in the morning.

Image: Flickr/Johannes

A 22-YEAR-OLD Irish man in Berlin had a lucky escape but could be facing a hefty bill to go with a thumping hangover.

German newspaper Berliner Morgenpost reports that traffic on one of Berlin’s city centre rail lines had to be stopped after a man climbed onto the tracks to go to sleep.

The man, who police believe to be Irish, climbed onto the tracks at 9.30am in the morning.

The report states that the driver of an oncoming train saw the man on the tracks and managed to bring the carriages to a stop without the need for emergency braking.

The train driver then got out and led the man from the tracks before contacting police.

The newspaper reports that the man could face proceedings for the unauthorised trespassing on railway tracks.

Berlin police say the young man does not have permanent address in Berlin and it is believed he may be part of a squatting community.

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