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Tank crushes learner's car

Police in western Germany say a novice driver escaped unharmed after her car was crushed when she inadvertently turned into the path of a convoy of British tanks.

A Lippe police spokesman said the 18-year-old had apparently not seen the convoy when she made a left turn in front of it. The lead tank was unable to stop in time and the 62-ton main battle tank ploughed over the front of her Toyota hatchback.

Police estimate €12,000 damage to the woman's car.

The tank was undamaged.