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Millipedes Responsible for Australia Train Accident

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Black Portuguese millipedes are suspected of being to blame for a rear-end collision between two trains in Western Australia, SkyNews reported.

| September 6, 2013

Black Portuguese millipedes are suspected of being to blame for a rear-end collision between two trains in Western Australia, SkyNews reported.

Hundreds of the creatures were found squashed in a slippery mess on the track.

"Millipedes are one of the factors we are going to take into account," said David Hynes, spokesman at the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia.

Six passengers were treated for neck problems after a train pulling into a station at Clarkson, 25 miles north of Perth, ran into a stationary one, the train company said.

"What happened in previous instances is trains which were travelling at speed have gone over an infestation, crushed them and made the tracks slimy.

"The train loses traction and the train has slipped," Mr Hynes said.

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Source: SkyNews

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