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A passenger on a French train had to be rescued by firemen after having his arm sucked down the on-board toilet.

The 26-year-old victim was trapped when he tried to fish out his mobile phone, which had fallen into the toilet bowl, and fell foul of the suction system.

The high-speed TGV train had to stop for two hours while firemen cut through the train's pipework.


The man was carried away by emergency services, with the toilet still attached to his arm.

'He came out on a stretcher, with his hand still jammed in the toilet bowl, which they had to saw clean off,' said Benoit Gigou, a witness to the man's plight.

The incident happened on Sunday evening, aboard a train travelling in western France from La Rochelle to Bordeaux.



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Man gets wedged in train toilet U-bend!



Emergency services have had to free a man whose arm became trapped in the U-bend of a train toilet.


The 26-year-old passenger had been trying to fish his mobile phone from the loo when he fell victim to its powerful suction system.


An eyewitness said the Frenchman was stretchered off with his hand still jammed in the bowl, which had been sawed from the train by firefighters.


The incident meant the 16:47 train from La Rochelle to Bordeaux was delayed by two hours, reports AFP.



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