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Rail services running as normal this morning after death of man on tracks

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Train services in and out of Lurgan are operating as normal this morning following the death of a man on the tracks last night (Thursday).

Police have thanked the public for their patience around William Street as crews dealt with “a difficult situation”.

They confirmed that the road is now reopened and rail services are running as scheduled.

A man tragically died when he was struck by a train on William Street around 8pm.

Fire crews and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended the scene.

ABC PSNI Chief Inspector Jon Burrows tweeted: “A very tragic loss of life last night at the William Street railway crossing in Lurgan.

“My thoughts are with the family this morning as well as the railway staff, colleagues and partners who responded so professionally and compassionately. William Street has reopened.”

Upper Bann Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd said the tragedy was not connected to the incident yesterday morning which closed the lines for a period.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the deceased’s family as well as the railway staff caught up in the tragedy,” he said.

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