Horror as person hit by train between Havant and Chichester dies
A PERSON has died after being hit by a train this afternoon.
The tragedy took place in Southbourne earlier today, causing carnage on railway links across the south.
British Transport Police, which attended the scene, said the person – who has not been identified – was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesman for the force added: ‘Officers were called to Southbourne station at 3.46pm today following reports of a casualty on the tracks.
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‘Paramedics also attended but sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene.
‘The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.’
Railway operator Southern revealed the news someone had been hit by a train between Chichester and Havant at about 4pm.
In a tweet, Southern said: ‘It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train between Chichester and Havant.
‘All lines are blocked between these stations whilst emergency services work to deal with this tragedy.’
Lines were eventually re-opened shortly before 7pm.