Woman Drags Her Toddler To His Death By Jumping In Front Of A Speeding Train

Woman Drags Her Toddler To Their Deaths Under Commuter Train

A woman and toddler have both been killed after the woman jumped in front of a morning rush hour train dragging her child with her.

British Transport Police, Metropolitan police officers, and emergency services were called to Riddlesdown rail station near Purley, south London, England at around 8.20 am.

Both the woman and toddler were declared dead at the scene.

The woman is said to have dragged her child, believed to be a boy aged around two or three-years-old, into the path of a speeding train.

The train was not scheduled to stop at the station and is thought to have been traveling at around 60 mph. The station has been temporarily closed while the emergency services and police investigate. Electrical power to the track lines was turned off while officials retrieved the bodies and took evidence.

The line is not expected to re-open until around 4 pm (local time) today and replacement buses are currently in operation between Woldingham and South Croydon and Purley to enable crews to deal with the incident. This has resulted in major disruption to train services.

The train involved in the incident can be seen at a standstill at Riddlesdown train station near Croydon, South London, as emergency services arrive at the scene