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Elderly woman killed walking on train tracks

National News // By Tay Kinnear // March 29, 2019

An elderly woman has been killed on a train track near Biel station in canton Bern. 

Pixabay Elderly woman killed walking on train tracks

Police say she was walking on tracks near an old station about three kilometers from the main stop when she was hit by a train.

It’s not clear why the 87-year-old was on the lines on Wednesday afternoon. The train was heading into Biel and the driver applied the emergency brakes, but it was too late. Bern police say she died at the scene.

An investigation is underway.

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