Man dies after being struck by train

Southend Standard: British Transport Police and Essex Police are holding a joint investigation into the death British Transport Police and Essex Police are holding a joint investigation into the death

A man died after being struck by a train yesterday evening.

The body of a man in his 40s was discovered after reports that a man had been struck by a train at Burnham station.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Police were contacted shortly after 7.30pm following reports that a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers attended and found a body of a man in his 40s from the Southend area.”

An East of England Ambulance Trust spokesman said: "We sent one ambulance, an ambulance officer and the Essex Air Ambulance but despite the best efforts of everyone involved he was pronounced dead at the scene."

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Essex Police and the British Transport Police will hold a joint investigation into circumstances surrounding the death.

An inquest into the death will be opened by the coroner.

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4:16pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Mikkel1 says...

I feel sorryv for the train driver first, then the man's family. I further wish that IF it was sadly sucicide, people would choose another way.
I feel sorryv for the train driver first, then the man's family. I further wish that IF it was sadly sucicide, people would choose another way. Mikkel1
  • Score: 20

4:26pm Thu 19 Jun 14

SLord90 says...

This has to stop :(
This has to stop :( SLord90
  • Score: 19

4:52pm Thu 19 Jun 14

mrs m boone says...

this is vey sad but all to common these days,hey keep saying they is help out there for people is this state but i have yet to find it
this is vey sad but all to common these days,hey keep saying they is help out there for people is this state but i have yet to find it mrs m boone
  • Score: 17

6:19pm Thu 19 Jun 14

LexyGirl says...

Mikkel1 wrote:
I feel sorryv for the train driver first, then the man's family. I further wish that IF it was sadly sucicide, people would choose another way.
Have you ever thought that maybe it's not pre meditated?
[quote][p][bold]Mikkel1[/bold] wrote: I feel sorryv for the train driver first, then the man's family. I further wish that IF it was sadly sucicide, people would choose another way.[/p][/quote]Have you ever thought that maybe it's not pre meditated? LexyGirl
  • Score: 11

6:20pm Thu 19 Jun 14

LexyGirl says...

That said, My heart goes out to all concerned.
That said, My heart goes out to all concerned. LexyGirl
  • Score: 13

11:24am Fri 20 Jun 14

KBS2014 says...

Unfortunately people aren't in the right frame of mind. I'm sure this individual wished they were mentally stronger...maybe they didn't have anyone to turn to. Thoughts are with those who were close to this person.
Unfortunately people aren't in the right frame of mind. I'm sure this individual wished they were mentally stronger...maybe they didn't have anyone to turn to. Thoughts are with those who were close to this person. KBS2014
  • Score: 15

12:24am Sun 29 Jun 14

Pommie Art says...

i can assure you he wont do it "Again"
i can assure you he wont do it "Again" Pommie Art
  • Score: -4

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