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Teenager dies after being struck by train in Northern Ireland

It has been confirmed that a 19-year-old man has died from his injuries after being struck by a train in Lurgan this morning.

Police confirmed the news after the incident at Bells Row this morning.

“We can confirm that the 6.30am train from Portadown to Belfast, struck a member of the public at Bells Row in Lurgan," a Translink spokesperson said.

“The line was closed and emergency services called to the scene.

“Due to the timing of this incident, securing bus substitution services has been challenging causing disruption to some customers’ morning commute. Valid rail tickets were accepted on scheduled bus services.

“Staff worked to restore rail services as quickly as possible between Belfast and Moira and are establishing bus substitution services between Moira and Portadown.

“Cross border passengers are being bussed between Belfast and Newry for onward rail connections.

“We appreciate this incident is causing disruption for our customers and would apologise for the inconvenience caused.

“We are currently working with the PSNI to investigate this incident.”

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly said the community was devastated by the news.

“It has been confirmed that a man was struck by a train in the early hours this morning in Lurgan. While the police are continuing their investigations I want to offer the thoughts and prayers of the SDLP to those affected at this very difficult time," Mrs Kelly said.

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart said: “This incident has shocked people in the local area. My sympathies are with the family and friends of this young man whose life has ended so suddenly.

"There is obviously an ongoing investigation and it is important this can establish the circumstances around this tragic incident.”

The railway line between Portadown and Moira has now re-opened.

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