Second person dies within a month after being hit by a train near Wigan
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Emergency services attended to the incident near Appley Bridge railway station on Saturday night (October 21).
The tragedy is the second one at the station in exactly the month and is the third incident to have taken place there since the beginning of September when a man’s foot was severed by a train during an incident on the same section of track.
No details have so far been released about the latest casualty, who was declared dead at the scene, as inquiries continue.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Appley Bridge railway station at around 22.30pm last night, (October 21), following reports of a casualty on the tracks.
"Paramedics also attended but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.
"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.