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Peeing man drowns after being pushed into Seine

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Peeing man drowns after being pushed into Seine
Police are looking for whoever pushed a man from behind into the River Seine, leading to him drowning. Photo: Dany13/Flickr
13:38 CEST+02:00
A man drowned in the River Seine early on Wednesday in Paris after he was pushed into the water from behind while he was peeing, French media reported. Police aren't sure if it was a prank gone wrong or a violent reprisal.

Police don’t know why someone snuck up behind a man as he peed and pushed him into the Seine, which led to him drowning early on Wednesday.

All they know for the moment is that the unnamed victim, who was in his 30s, had his back turned on quai Francois-Muriac in the 13th arrondissement around 3am when a group came up to him.

“One of them pushed him, while he has his back turned and he fell into the Seine,” an unnamed police source told French daily Le Parisien.

Witnesses saw the whole thing and called police, who fished the man’s body out of the water. By then the group of people involved in the incident had long since run off.

It’s the second such case in Paris in a little over a month. However, in the June 15th incident the victim was pushed into the water during a fight.

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