Person dies after being hit by train on railway line near Doncaster

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A person has died after being hit by a train on the railway line near Doncaster.

British Transport Police officers were called to the line south of Doncaster at 9pm last night following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

A spokesman said: “Paramedics also attended however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

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“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

Doncaster Railway Station.Doncaster Railway Station.
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“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The incident caused disruption to services on the East Coast Main Line between Doncaster and Retford into the early hours.

It is the second fatality in the Doncaster area in recent weeks.

Earlier this month, a person died at Kirk Sandall railway station.

Emergency services were called to the station at around 6.30am on May 4.