British tank crashes into German couple's garden

News of the incident – accompanied by a photo – was later confirmed the UK defense ministry (Photo courtesy of EPA)

A British tank from an army base in Germany suffered a mechanical failure and crashed into an elderly couple’s garden, the BBC reported on Friday. 

News of the incident – accompanied by a photo – was later confirmed the UK defense ministry.

The owner of the house, 67-year-old Paderborn resident Ulrich Tilsner, said that he was “in shock” after the tank went through his garden and stopped just before it hit the building.

“My grandfather called me and said, ‘I’m a bit late, I have a tank in the garden,’” Tilsner’s granddaughter told German newspaper Neue Westfalische.

A defense ministry spokeswoman said that nobody had been injured in the incident, which was caused by a technical fault when “something came loose.”

An investigation is under way.

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