Toddler killed by train

2011-08-25 13:51

A two-year-old girl was killed when she was hit by a train near the Klaarwater station outside Pinetown in KwaZulu-Natal.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said community members took paramedics to the girl, but “unfortunately there was nothing the paramedics could do to save her life”.

He said the girl was apparently playing on the tracks this afternoon with some friends when the train approached.

Witnesses said the girl tried to jump out of the way but was unable to do so in time.

Police and Metrorail would investigate the girl’s death, Banks said.

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