Boy falls from bridge into path of train

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A teenage boy has died after falling from a bridge onto a railway track and being hit by a train, police said today.

The boy, believed to be 14-years-old, was struck yesterday afternoon by the locomotive in Glasgow, British Transport Police said. It was travelling at 75mph seconds before the collision but the driver was unable to stop in time.

The boy, thought to be local, is believed to have been with friends when he fell through overhead wires onto the track.

The boy, believed to live in the Hillingdon West area, was hit by the 4.55pm Glasgow to Ardrossan Harbour train.

Police and fire crews attended and all trains in the area were temporarily suspended.

The death of the boy, who is said to have been with friends when he fell, is being treated as unexplained as further investigations are carried out.

A BTP spokeswoman said: "The driver of the train was travelling at 75mph, saw a person on the track in front of him and applied the emergency brake but was unable to stop in time."