A man has died after he was hit by a train in Christchurch this morning.

The man was killed at 2.44am on a section of the tracks between Factory Rd and Radcliffe Rd in the northern suburb of Belfast.

Police said the 44-year-old man was hit by a city-bound train. Officers are still locating the man's next of kin to advise them of his death.

Roads were closed in the area but are now operating as normal.

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Police are investigating the death.