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Dead man in the bushes: Two children found the man (symbolic image)

Photo: Jan Woitas / dpa

In the bushes, children have discovered a dead homeless man on a playground in Hamburg's St. Pauli district. After an emergency call from local residents, officials were only able to determine the death of the man on Saturday. The identity of the man and what he died of, is not yet determined, said a police spokesman.

The body was taken by ambulance to the Institute of Forensic Medicine. There, the cause of death is to be clarified. According to current knowledge, there are no indications of external influence. First, the »Hamburger Morgenpost« had reported. Accordingly, two eleven-year-old boys found the dead.