Two people died after jumping in front of a train while hugging each other, horrified eyewitnesses today (weds) claimed.
The pair, who have not yet been named, were struck by an oncoming train and both died at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics.
The tragic incident happened shortly after 8pm on Tuesday at Doncaster railway station in South Yorkshire.
Eyewitnesses told a local newspaper that the pair embraced and jumped from Platform One at the same time.
Police are now working to establish their identities and inform their families.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Doncaster railway station to reports of two people being struck by a train.
“The call came in to police at 8.19pm on Tuesday and officers attended alongside paramedics.
“Sadly two people were pronounced dead at the scene.
“Officers will now work to establish their identities and inform their next of kin.
“The investigation into how they came to be on the track is underway and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Posting about the tragedy on Twitter last night, a Virgin Trains spokesman said: “My heart is broken for all involved in this tragic incident.
“Services are returning to normal but so much pain will remain.
“If you have been affected by tonight’s events, please talk to the Samaritans.”
Train services were disrupted until about 11.30pm.
The deaths of a man and woman who jumped into the path of an oncoming train are not being treated as ‘suspicious’, say police.
It’s believed the pair were hit by a train after jumping from Platform One.