PHOTO: Old Man Dies After Getting Head Stuck In Recycling Bin

It is believed the 68-year-old accidentally dropped something in and strangled himself trying to recover it.

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A pensioner has died after getting his head stuck inside a paper recycling bin.

The 68-year-old is believed to have dropped something inside by mistake, and then strangled himself as he reached in to retrieve it.

Police out on routine patrol in the town of Genova, Mallorca, were stunned to walk down Calle Chile on to find the lifeless man suspended from the container.

His head and two arms were still firmly lodged inside.

It was feared the man had been trapped for over an hour before dying.

Police believe the OAP was out shopping and decided to throw some old newspapers away, but accidentally dropped something else inside the bin.

When he reached in to fetch the item, which has not been identified, he became trapped when the lid flapped shut on his head.

In 2010, a homeless man died in Newham, East London, after falling into a clothes recycling bin.

It was believed Dainius Kankas had been trying to help himself to clothing when he became wedge headfirst and suffocated.

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