Two Dead after being hit by a train in South Wales

Two rail workers have died after three people were hit by a train between Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend stations.

Network Rail said the incident happened just before 10am today (03/07), Officers from British Transport Police were called to the railway close to Port Talbot in South Wales, following a report of a train striking persons on the tracks.

Paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service are also on scene, very sadly two persons have been pronounced dead at the scene.

Superintendent Andy Morgan from British Transport Police, said: “We are making a number of urgent enquiries to understand exactly what happened in the moments leading to this fatal collision.

“Very sadly two people have died and my officers are now working to identify them and ensure that their families are supported at this incredibly difficult time.”

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been notified.

The Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at just before 10am to reports of a collision between a train and three people in the Port Talbot area.

‘We sent a number of assets with two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances, two vehicles from the Hazardous Area Response Team and were supported by a vehicle of the Wales Air Ambulance.’