Woman and child train deaths

A woman and a child have been killed after they were hit by a train near Purley in south London.

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Woman and child declared dead at station

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said:

"BTP officers were called to Riddlesdown rail station in Purley on Friday, 22 March after a report that a woman and a child had been struck by a train.

"The incident was reported to BTP at 8.29am and was also attended by Metropolitan Police officers.

"Medics from the London Ambulance Service also attended, but a woman and a child were declared dead at the scene.

"The station has been temporarily closed while officers and medics deal with the incident.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances, and a file will be prepared for the Coroner."

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