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Last Updated: Monday, 15 January 2007, 22:23 GMT
Teenager dies in train collision
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A teenage girl has died after being hit by a train near Wrexham in north Wales.

British Transport Police said the accident happened on the line near Ruabon Station, about two miles south of the town.

Police who are investigating the incident said there were not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

The victim was hit by the 1635 Holyhead to Cardiff service at about 1900 GMT on Monday evening. It is believed that none of the 35 passengers were injured.

The line was closed while the emergency services dealt with the incident.

Welsh Assembly Government Culture Minister Alun Pugh was on the train, which had just left Wrexham.

He said: "The train braked very sharply shortly after leaving Wrexham and the train came to a complete halt.

"We were told the train has struck a child.

"Understandably there is a very sombre atmosphere on the train," added Mr Pugh.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a teenage female on the line near Ruabon railway station.

"The female was hit by a train at about 7pm. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances. It is believed that no-one on the train was injured.

"The train was an Arriva train service from Holyhead to Cardiff. We will not be releasing any further details until the deceased's next of kin have been advised."

British Transport Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 0800 405040






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