Three people die after being hit by a train

Three people die after being hit by a train

Three people died after they were struck by a train in south London

British Transport Police said they were called to Loughborough Junction, a station on a busy trainline near Brixton, at 0630 GMT, following a report that multiple bodies had been found.

The three people were pronounced dead at the scene, with police treating the deaths as “unexplained”.

“My team are now working hard to understand what happened and how these three people came to lose their life on the railway,” Gary Richardson from British Transport Police said in a statement.

“At this time, we are treating their death as unexplained as we make a number of immediate enquiries.”

Fatalities are relatively rare on Britain’s rail network. Seven people died when a car pulled onto a rail crossing in 2004 in Berkshire, southern England, and seven died when a tram crashed in Croydon, south London in 2016.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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