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  Girl dies on railway line
Updated 18 September 2003, 15.03
Moor Lane level crossing
A girl has been electrocuted after playing on railway lines on Wednesday.

10-year-old Sophie Storey, from Staines, Surrey, was found on the line early in the evening, with severe burns .

Two other children were playing on the line, including her twin brother, who ran home to tell their parents, while the other child rang 999 for the emergency services.


Although paramedics tried to save her on the way to hospital, they were unsuccessful.

Very dangerous

The Moor Lane level crossing is closed to the public by gates, and people are not allowed on it because it is very dangerous.

A spokeswoman for South West Trains said they felt sorry for Sophie's family.

She also said that the accident was a "reminder of just how dangerous railway lines can be."

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