A different bio-hazard

Just found this 6 year old story about a train accident caused by millipedes on the tracks.

Apparently the Portuguese Millipede, an invasive species in Australia, likes to cling to railway tracks and, when crushed, can cause the tracks to become too slippery for the train to properly stop.

No-one was hurt as the train was slowing, despite the slippery tracks.

Some trains in Australia have brushes before the front wheels of the train, to clear the millipedes from the tracks.

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