Dutch authorities try to remove ‘whale tail’ metro
12 November 2020 | 10:40 am
Authorities near the Dutch the city of Rotterdam are trying to remove a metro train from the tracks after it was saved from crashing to the ground by a large sculpture of a whale's tail.
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