Teenage girl dies after being hit by train

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BANGKOK, May 21— A woman was hit and killed by an oncoming train in downtown Bangkok on Monday morning as she crossed the Asok-Phetchaburi railroad crossing.

The body of Budreeyah U-ngarmsil, 18, was retrieved from a wheel mounting of train No. 283 outbound from Bangkok to Chon Buri’s Plutaluang after being hit by the train during the morning rush hour on Asok-Montri Road near the Airport Rail Link’s Makkasan station.

A preliminary investigation found that Ms Budreeyah walked onto the Asok-Phetchaburi railroad crossing and stood in the middle of the track when a siren sounded warning that the train was coming. She was hit and died instantly.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident.