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The heartbroken parents of a British girl killed when she was hit by a train have described their loss, saying they will forever miss their princess.

Charleigh Disbrey and Mert Karaoglan, 18, pupils of Hertswood Academy were killed near Elstree and Borehamwood station on Monday, the BBC reported.

Charleigh's father Matthew Disbrey, 31, and her mother Sandie Barnes said she "will be forever loved and missed".

In a statement released by the British Transport Police, Mr Disbrey, 31, and Charleigh's mother, Sandie Barnes said: "We will never fill the hole that has been left in our hearts and in our lives.

The deaths are not being treated as suspicious, police said.

"Charleigh had two loving and caring families who will miss her every minute of every day," the statement said.

"You will be forever loved and missed, our princess, our angel.

British Transport Police also released separate statements from each parent, the BBC reported.

Mr Disbrey said: "Charleigh, you were my friend, my daughter and my rock - I don't know what I should do without you. Daddy will always love you, princess."

Ms Barnes said: "My beautiful Charleigh, you weren't just my truly amazing daughter, you were my best friend. I love you so much and you will always be Mummy's angel."

The pair were hit by a train in South London just before 9pm on Monday.