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Condom Vending Machine Explosion Kills German Man On Christmas Day

28/12/2015 18:32 GMT | Updated 28/12/2015 18:59 GMT

A man has died in Germany after being struck in the head by a flying bit of metal after blowing up a condom vending machine along with two others.

Police were alerted to the explosion Friday in Schoeppingen, near the Dutch border, and found cash and condom packets lying on the ground apparently untouched.

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A man has died in Germany after blowing up a condom vending machine

A local hospital informed police that a 29-year-old had died after being brought in by two other men. They initially said he had fallen down stairs, but police said Monday that one of the men later admitted the victim's injuries were related to the explosion.

They say the three men apparently got into a car after triggering the explosion, but the 29-year-old didn't close his door and was hit by debris when the machine exploded.