Australia Police investigate death of man killed at Footscray train station

09:00  04 june  2020
09:00  04 june  2020 Source:   theage.com.au

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Police believe the 24-year-old man got off a train at Footscray train station on platform two on Tuesday just before 2pm.

Detectives from the transit crime investigation unit are now trying to work out how the man came to be between the two carriages when the train took off.

The man, from St Albans, died at the scene.

Police are keen to speak to a Good Samaritan who stopped at the scene to try and help the man. He is described as African in appearance and aged in his 20s.

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Footscray Station , in inner-west Melbourne, was shut down as officers conducted a safety check. Commuter chaos in Melbourne after peak hour trains are halted so police could investigate a 'suspicious item' at major train station .

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Anyone else who saw the incident or was at the station at the time is also being urged to contact police.

An Ambulance Victoria spokesman on Tuesday afternoon referred all inquiries about the incident to Victoria Police.

Buses replaced trains on the Sunbury line between North Melbourne and Sunshine for several hours after the incident. Metro Trains said it was because a person had been hit by a train.

Anyone with information or with footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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