Woman and baby found dead at train station

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A woman and child have been found dead after they were reportedly hit by a freight train.

The pair were killed at Hamilton train station in Frankton on New Zealand’s North Island on Tuesday about 8am local time, Stuff.co.nz reported.

New Zealand Police told the publication the deaths are being referred to the coroner. Police told the NZ Herald the woman and baby were found dead on the tracks.

A police officer studies train tracks at Hamilton train station in Frankton, New Zealand where a woman and baby died.
A report is being prepared for the coroner after a woman and baby died at a New Zealand train station. Source: 1News

KiwiRail acting group chief executive David Gordon told Yahoo News Australia the train in question was a freight train.

"These types of events are deeply traumatic for those involved, and our thoughts are with all those affected," Mr Gordon said in a statement.

"In line with our standard practice, our locomotive engineer has been put on leave and will be offered counselling and any other support needed from KiwiRail, and KiwiRail will conduct its own investigation of the incident.

"The line has now re-opened."

At this stage it is unclear if the woman and child are related.

Yahoo News Australia has contacted NZ Police for comment.

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