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Unnamed person killed after being hit by Eurostar train in France

Long delays followed the incident about 30 miles south-east of Calais

A person has been killed after being hit by a Eurostar train in northern France, the company has said.

Passengers were told to expect long delays after the incident, which happened on Friday afternoon. The identity of the person killed has not been released.

The incident happened at Sainte-Marie-Cappel, about 30 miles south-east of Calais, the local emergency department told Agence France-Presse.

L E O (@leomcauliffe)

Fatal accident on rail tracks 20min after tunnel as person under Eurostar train to Paris 17:45 approx in FR – @bbcnews @Eurostar pic.twitter.com/ba95QU4faD

September 30, 2016

Eurostar said that services were being held up while local authorities investigated the incident and later said that two-hour delays were to be expected, while at least one service was cancelled.

Eurostar (@Eurostar)

Update: services are on the move this evening with some speed restrictions and re-routing. Thank you for your patience.

September 30, 2016

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/sep/30/unnamed-person-killed-after-being-hit-by-eurostar-train-in-france