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Tragic reason man, woman were on tracks

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Two people have at a Sydney train station after they were hit by a freight train just after midnight on Friday. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard

A man and woman who were killed by a freight train in Sydney’s north reportedly had an argument just moments before the collision.

Police were called to Berowra Railway Station, in Sydney’s north, shortly after midnight on Friday following reports 25-year-old Aroulen Chinnian and a woman in her 30s had been struck by a train.

While paramedics, including intensive care paramedics, attempted to treat Mr Chinnian and the woman, they both died at the scene.

Aroulen Chinnian, who died after being hit by a freight train at Berowra station. Picture: Facebook
Aroulen Chinnian, who died after being hit by a freight train at Berowra station. Picture: Facebook

It is understood Mr Chinnian lived near the railway station.

ABC News reported the pair had gotten into a disagreement on the platform before the man threw an item, which belonged to the woman, onto the tracks.

It is understood the item was a mobile phone.

The woman then attempted to retrieve the item before Mr Chinnian reportedly saw the oncoming train and attempted to help the woman off the tracks.

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Scene images from Berowra train station after a couple was hit and killed by a freight train just after midnight. Picture: NCA NewsWire/ Sam Ruttyn

Speaking to reporters, Deputy Commissioner Mal Lanyon said the events leading up to the collision were still a “matter of investigation”.

“It appears some property of one of the persons became on the railway track (and) it appears that two people have entered the railway track and unfortunately a train approached at the time,” he said.

“A collision resulted.”

It’s understood police are still investigations the extent of their relationship and believe Friday morning’s events were a result of misadventure.