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Germany: Train Driver Hit By Falling Branch in Storm Dies

Berlin (AP) -- A train driver in Germany has died after being hit by a falling branch during a storm that swept across a swath of central Europe, police said Friday.

The 50-year-old man had stopped his train near Templin, north of Berlin, on Thursday to help a colleague clear away branches that had fallen onto the tracks, police said. He was then hit by a branch himself and taken to a hospital, where he died on Friday morning, news agency dpa reported.