Parting gesture

A romantic gesture proved a bridge too far in Germany on Monday, as a man trying to attach a banner to a bridge to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his relationship fell and died.

The accident, which could add lyrical material to a reworking of Alanis Morisette’s song ‘ironic’(not sure how it would scan though), happened when the 29-year-old German man tried to attach a banner with his name, a woman's name and the phrase '10 years' to the bridge, according to a police representative of the city of Cologne.

Police added that the love struck man fell onto the road, before being run over by two cars.

However, doctors said it was likely the impact of the fall that killed him.

At least he didn’t die of a broken heart (sorry).

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