Adult and child died after falling onto tracks at Ealing Broadway
Ealing Broadway Station. Image: Google Satellite.
London emergency services have confirmed that an adult and child have fallen on to the tracks at Ealing Broadway, in west London, shortly after 6pm last night.
The British Transport Police said both had died and they were treating the deaths as ‘unexplained.’
They said it was still too early to confirm the identities of the victims.
A BTP spokesperson said:
We were called at 6.10pm to Ealing Broadway station following reports that someone had been hit by a train. We attended along with the Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade and discovered two people had been struck and killed by the train. We’re still working to determine the identities of the deceased or how they come to actually be on the tracks. At present we’re treating the incident as unexplained.
Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
Following the incident, Heathrow Express said all services between Paddington station and Heathrow airport had been suspended, while First Great Western said there were delays of up to 90 mins to and from Paddington.
London Ambulance Service said staff including its hazardous area response team had been sent to the station but that two people had been pronounced dead at the scene.
Update 1600 24th June.
The two people killed have been confirmed by police as being a 36 year old mother and her 16 year old daughter.
The British Transport Police said the fatalities were not being treated as suspicious.
In a statement Superintendent Chris Horton said:
As a result of those enquiries we are now able to confirm that the deceased have been identified as a 36-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl, who were mother and daughter.
We can also confirm that we are not treating the deaths as suspicious and we will assist in the compilation of a report for the coroner.
Our thoughts are now with the family and we have specialist officers with them providing support and guidance at what is clearly a difficult and traumatic time.
The family are struggling to come to terms with what has happened and ask that they be allowed to grieve privately and, in line with those wishes, we are not in a position to release any names at this stage.
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