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Flowers left at Basingstoke station following train tragedy
3:00pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in Basingstoke
FLORAL tributes have been left near to the front of Basingstoke railway station after a man died when he was hit by a train on Monday.
Passengers were evacuated from the station after the alarm was raised at 1.09pm.
Medics from South East Coast Ambulance Service attended, but Stephen McCormick, a 23-year-old, from Basingstoke, was declared dead at the scene.
British Transport Police said the fatal incident is not being treated as suspicious.
Officers were called to the station and attended with Hampshire police colleagues, who took witness statements from people who were on the platform when the incident happened.
A spokesman for BTP said Mr McCormick’s family has been informed.
An inquest into his death was opened by Andrew Bradley, at North East Hampshire Coroner’s Office yesterday, and was adjourned until November 20.
Sheila Sanders, 78, from Sherborne, in Dorset, was travelling home after visiting friends when the tragedy happened.
She said: “I didn’t realise what had happened until I came outside. I thought there might have been a fire. They told everyone to get out of the station.”
The tragedy resulted in disruptions to services during the afternoon, but the railway station remained open.
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