Belfast Telegraph

Inquiries after girl hit by train

Two separate investigations are under way after a schoolgirl was hit by a train.

The youngster, believed to be nine years old, had wandered on to the track near Tipperary town when she was struck by the train at 7.10pm on Monday.

She was rushed to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.

It is understood she is being treated in intensive care but the extent of her injuries is unknown.

Gardai and Irish Rail's accident investigation unit have launched separate inquiries into the incident.

A spokeswoman for Irish Rail said there were eight passengers on board the train, which was travelling from Limerick Junction to Waterford and had just left Tipperary station.

They were transferred to their destinations by bus after emergency services moved the schoolgirl from the scene.

The railway line has reopened.

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