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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 March 2006, 12:52 GMT
Boys killed on railway crossing
Location of train crash
The train was travelling at 80mph
Investigations are under way into the deaths of two 16-year-old boys who were struck by a train as they used a foot crossing in north London.

An 80mph Stansted Express hit them going through the gated crossing at Pegamoid Road, Edmonton, half a mile (800m) from Angel station.

The driver reported sounding the horn and braking after seeing five youths on the track on Friday night.

British Transport Police said there were no warning lights on the crossing.

They said it was in the "middle of a very long length of track" and there were "good views" on either side of the track.

It was operated by pedestrians pushing open a spring-loaded gate.

The train had left Liverpool Street station at 2055 GMT bound for Stansted Airport in Essex, when the accident happened at 2110 GMT.

Police said the other youths seen at the site had left the scene before the emergency services arrived.

They appealed for them to come forward.


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