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Train death police find second body

Police investigating the death of a man struck by a train found the body of a second man nearby.

The fatalities were near Highbridge and Burnham rail station in Somerset.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "Officers investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train at Springfield Road Foot Crossing, just south of Highbridge and Burnham rail station, on Thursday, have discovered the body of a second man behind a railway building near to Highbridge and Burnham station.

"The second body was discovered at 10.40 this morning (Friday), and the incident is currently being treated as unexplained.

"Officers are working to establish the cause of death although the man found this morning has not been struck by a train. Officers are also working to establish the man's identity.

"At this stage, it is unclear whether there are any links between the man who was hit by a train on Thursday and the man who was found behind the railway building on Friday, and inquiries are ongoing."

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 50, or text 61016, quoting incident reference 193 of 12/07/13.


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