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French teenager crushed to death in rubbish truck

Ben McPartland · 8 Apr 2013, 10:43

Published: 08 Apr 2013 10:43 GMT+02:00

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A French teenager died in Luxembourg on Saturday, after being crushed to death in the back of a rubbish truck.

According to local newspaper L'Essentiel, the youngster was concealed inside a waste bin, unbeknown to the rubbish collectors.

When the bin's contents were emptied into the truck, the teenager fell out and was crushed by the machinery, before he could be saved. Witnesses reportedly heard his cries as he was tipped into the lorry.

Investigators are trying to find out why the victim was in the bin and have not ruled out the possibility he was deliberately placed in the container by others. Detectives are also looking into the possibility that he may have been drunk or drugged and want to understand why he only responded at the last moment , when it was too late.

The investigators do not believe the teenager was homeless and he had not been tied up, L'Essentiel reported.

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The prosecutor in Luxembourg has ordered an autopsy to be carried out

According to preliminary investigations, the teenager, who lived in France near the border with Luxembourg, suffered a broken neck.

Ben McPartland (ben.mcpartland@thelocal.com)

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