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19:10  20 june  2019
19:10  20 june  2019 Source:   insideedition.com

BBC radio presenter, 39, dies after being hit by train

BBC radio presenter, 39, dies after being hit by train BBC radio presenter Kelly Jobanputra has died at the age of 39 after being hit by a train. Ms Jobanputra was pronounced dead at the scene, close to Swindon Railway Station, Wiltshire, earlier today. In an interview with the Swindon Advertiser, her family said she was returning home after a shopping trip when the incident happened. Her father John Stooke said: "We are completely and utterly bereft to lose such a vibrant, attractive, courageous and well-loved family member at such a very young age.

Swans Stop Locomotive and Traffic During Leisurely Family Stroll Over Train Tracks .

Swans Stop Locomotive and Traffic During Leisurely Family Stroll Over Train Tracks .

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The town of Stowbridge in England came to a brief halt when two swans were too preoccupied taking a stroll on the train tracks to realize they had stopped a locomotive and dozens of cars stuck behind the level crossing.

Impatient commuters watched as the leisurely swans and their two babies slowed the train behind them to a crawl.

Swans Stop Locomotive and Traffic During Leisurely Family Stroll Over Train Tracks © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. The two adult swans and their babies were just enjoying a lovely day on the tracks. “Swans don’t care, they don’t care about trains,” the man who caught the scene on camera could be heard saying in footage provided to SWNS.

The train conductor even popped out of the locomotive at times to try to speed up the process.

Witnesses said the scene stalled both the train and traffic crossing the tracks for 30 minutes before the pair of swans and their feathered family eventually found their way to water.

Brake fault caused Caledonian Sleeper to overshoot Edinburgh Waverley platform.
Rail accident investigators have revealed that a brake fault was to blame for a Caledonian Sleeper train overshooting its platform at Edinburgh Waverley earlier this month. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Emergency brakes were used to bring the overnight service from London Euston to a halt approximately 650 metres (711 yards) beyond its intended stopping point following the incident on the morning of 1 August. Images showed how the train and most of its carriages had disappeared into the Calton tunnel to the east of the station, missing its platform by a great distance.

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