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Person dies in 'tragic incident' on rail line

Tuesday, 1st August, 2017 10:31am

Person dies in 'tragic incident' on rail line

A person, believed to be a male in his 30s, died last evening after being struck by the 19.05 Sligo to Dublin train near Multyfarnham, in what has been described by Irish Rail as a 'tragic incident'.

In a statement issued to the Westmeath Examiner this morning, Irish Rail stated that the “19.05 Connolly Sligo service struck and fatally injured a person near Multyfarnham, outside Mullingar last evening”.

“Emergency services attended and the service departed the scene 90mins late. No other services were impacted.”

In a tweet issued last night, Irish Rail said that the reason for the delay was that the “emergency services are dealing with a tragic incident”.ic incident”.

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