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10:15  04 july  2019
10:15  04 july  2019 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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A 58-year-old man from North Cornelly and a 64-year-old man from Kenfig Hill were pronounced dead at the scene after the incident happened near Port Talbot on Wednesday morning. Superintendent Morgan said: "The three people were railway workers and they were working on the lines at that time.

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A rugby club has paid tribute to one of the railway workers killed after they were hit by a train near Port Talbot.

Two men were hit by a passenger train while they were working on the line between Bridgend and Port Talbot at around 10am on Wednesday.

Police confirmed that a 58-year-old man from North Cornelly and a 64-year-old man from Kenfig Hill were killed in the accident.

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One of the men has been named locally as Gareth Delbridge.

It is understood that Mr Delbridge was involved with Kenfig Hill Rugby Club for 30 years. Port Talbot train accident worker was 'true gentleman' as rugby club pay tribute © PA The incident happened near Port Talbot

One of the club's directors, John Hyde, said: “Gareth was always happy and joyful.

“He loved his darts and had been involved with the club for 30 years as a member of the darts’ team.”

Mr Hyde said Mr Delbridge used to play football for Kenfig Hill when he was younger and that he would enjoy socialising at the club.

“Gareth was a very popular person. He used to come in every weekend if he wasn’t working," he said.

Port Talbot train accident worker was 'true gentleman' as rugby club pay tribute © PA Emergency services workers on the scene of yesterday's deadly railway accident in Port Talbot.

“It is a terrible shock what has happened. He has been working on the railway for a long time.”

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The train came to an abrupt stop at around 10 am , shortly after leaving Port Talbot Parkway. The line remains blocked to allow for investigation work to British Transport Police (BTP) said it was too early to confirm whether the section of railway between Pyle and Port Talbot was being treated as a crime

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Mr Hyde said Mr Delbridge was born in Pyle but had been living in Kenfig Hill for a long time.

“He will be sadly missed. He was known by everyone here.

“We are still in shock - we just feel for the family.”

Kenfig Hill Rugby Social Club posted a tribute on its Facebook page describing Mr Delbridge as "a true gentleman".

It said: "It is with great regret and a very sad feeling of loss that I write this post, most of you will have either read or heard on the news of two persons being killed whilst working on the railway at Margam.

"Unfortunately one of those killed was Gareth Delbridge (Gazzar) a long and loyal club member and friend.

"He will be surely missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing Gareth.

"He was without doubt one of the nicest persons you would ever want to meet, a true gentleman and an all round great guy.

"RIP Gareth we are all going to miss your happy charm."

British Transport Police said its initial investigation has suggested that the two men who died were wearing ear defenders at the time and could not hear the train approaching.

The incident happened a short distance from Port Talbot Parkway railway station heading towards Bridgend.

A third railway worker was treated at the scene for shock but was not injured.

Superintendent Andy Morgan said they received a call from the train driver at 10am on Wednesday saying he "may have struck a number of people on the track".

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