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Trainers bonanza from cargo wreck

Trainers on the beach
All you have to do is find the trainers that match

Thousands of sports shoes have been washed up on a Dutch island after a ship lost some of its containers in heavy weather.

Residents of Terschelling island rushed to get the trainers, but were faced with having to search for shoes that matched in size and design.

Police made no effort to stop people taking goods from containers that had broken open, reports say.

Other items washed up included briefcases, toys and meat.

The ship, the Mondriaan, got into difficulties on Thursday night about 14 km (9 miles) off the Terschelling coast.

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