Man falls under train in front of family

File photo / Janna Dixon
File photo / Janna Dixon

A man has died after falling under a train in front of his partner and child in west Auckland.

Emergency services were called to the incident at the Ranui train station at 2:55pm.

Police said a 36-year-old male fell under the train as it was leaving the platform

He was taken to Auckland Hospital where he died a short time later.

A St John's Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics found a man with extensive and life threatening injuries from being struck by a train.

She said the patient's distraught partner and child were being counselled after witnessing the collision.

The man had been treated by a rapid response unit and was being transported to Auckland Hospital emergency department by ambulance, she said.

- HERALD ONLINE

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