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Man dies after car struck by train

A man has died after his car was struck by a train on a level crossing, near Downham Market, Norfolk.

Transport police, ambulance and fire crews were called to Pleasant Level crossing at 1.15pm. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Police are currently working to establish the full circumstances including how the car came to be on the tracks.”

The train involved was the 12.56pm King's Lynn to King's Cross service.

The A10 has been closed in both directions following the incident and First Capital Connect rail services between Ely and King's Lynn have been severely disrupted.

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