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02/11/2020 11:54 GMT | Updated 02/11/2020 12:02 GMT

Dutch Metro Careers Off Rails And Lands In Sculpture Of Whale's Tail

No one was injured in the freak accident on Monday morning.

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The whale's tail of a sculpture caught the front carriage of a metro train as it rammed through the end of an elevated section of rails Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, on Monday morning

An out-of-control metro train miraculously avoided tragedy when it careered off the rails but landed safely in a whale sculpture in Rotterdam.

Images broadcast on Dutch media on Monday showed the vehicle suspended in the whale’s tail, several metres off the ground.

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The whale's tail of a sculpture caught the front carriage of a metro train as it rammed through the end of an elevated section of rails with the driver escaping injuries in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, Netherlands
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The carriage was left dangling at a height 

The company that operates the metro line said the driver was uninjured and there were no passengers on the train when it crashed through stop barriers at the end of the station in the town of Spijkenisse, on the southern edge of Rotterdam.

The station is the final stop on the metro line.