Train kills at least seven horses on Cambridgeshire level crossing

The incident caused major travel disruption

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At least seven horses have died after they were hit by a train at a level crossing in Cambridgeshire, police have said.

A passenger also suffered minor injuries in the collision, which happened at the Fen Road level crossing in Milton, Cambridgeshire, at about 5.15pm on Wednesday.

The horses were hit by a train from Stansted to Birmingham and another train, travelling in the opposite direction, was also involved, Sky News reported.

“We are very keen to find out who the horses belong to,” Sergeant David Barker, of the British Transport Police, told the TV channel.

“At the moment it is not clear how many horses died in the incident, however, we believe that at least seven were killed.

“I also want to know how the horses came to be on the tracks.”

The horses are thought to have come from nearby fields.

The incident caused major travel disruption.