Police have confirmed that a woman and a child were killed after being struck by a train at a busy station. British Transport Police say the deaths are being treated as suspicious and investigators are appealing for witnesses to the tragedy in Slough, Berkshire to come forward.
One of the passengers on the train told ITV News:
We went through Slough, there was a loud bang and the train came to a stop. Police officers have classed the train as a crime scene and are currently taking photos of evidence.
We were called at 9.42am to reports of two people struck by a train. We sent two ambulance officers and an ambulance crew and two people were confirmed deceased at the scene.
Our officers were called to Slough railway station shortly before 9.45am on Tuesday, 23 September, following reports that two people had been struck by a train. Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service also attended the incident, and two people were pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is currently being treated as suspicious. Officers are working to identify the deceased, and a full investigation has been launched. The station is currently closed while inquiries continue. For the latest information on disruption to rail services contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
Due to the incident at Slough Station, the station is now closed and has no public access until further notice.
Two people have been killed after being hit by a train at Slough in Berkshire. Police are currently treating their deaths as suspicious.
British Transport Police say they are investigating an incident at a level crossing near Datchet in which a car was involved in a collision with an empty train at around 6am.
The train was not in service at the time and it's understood that there were no injuries to the driver or guard on board.
Trains are not currently running between Windsor & Eton Riverside and Staines and replacement road transport is in operation for passengers. Customers can also use First Great Western services on any reasonable routes. This is expected to continue for most of the morning.