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10,000 bottles of beer on the road: German truck loses load

FILE - A woman walks among hundreds of bottles of German beer, meant to represent the approximately 5,000 brands of German beer, at a stand at the 2011 Gruene Woche international agricultural trade fair at Messe Berlin on January 21, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The trade fair comes on the heels of a dioxon scandal in Germany that led to the recent quarantine of approximately 6,000 farms. The Gruene Woche will be open to the public from January 21 through 30. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say a truck carrying crates of beer lost part of its load, spilling about 10,000 bottles onto a road in the southwest of the country.

Mannheim police said Saturday that volunteer firefighters from two nearby towns and a local civil defense team took part in the salvage operation, but an estimated 12,000 euros ($13,330) worth of beer was lost in the crash late Friday.

Police said the truck driver is being investigated for failing to properly secure his load.