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HeidelbergCement plunged 11% on news its founder, billionaire Adolf Merckle, was hit and killed by a train. Merckle, most recently famous for getting caught in the Volkswagen short squeeze, is apparently considered instrumental to ongoing negotiations with lenders.
Ouch.
HeidelbergCement falls on report Merckle dead [The Guardian]
Update: There are some reports that Merckle actually threw himself in front of the train. Double ouch. I hope he wasn't a Made-off victim.

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