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Friday, August 24, 2007

Sounds like a punchline

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian refuse collectors rescued a Polish man from the jaws of a rubbish truck after hearing his cries for help, Austrian daily Kleine Zeitung reported Wednesday.

The homeless 50-year-old had spent the night in a rubbish container on a housing estate in the town of Arnoldstein in southern Austria.

In the morning, refuse collectors came along and emptied the bin into the back of their lorry, Kleine Zeitung said. One of the workers heard his cries and stopped the machine when the press in the back of the truck started squashing the rubbish.

The man was not hurt but taken to hospital for checks.


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