A woman has died after being struck by a train in Christchurch this morning.

Canterbury Police say they are attending a serious incident at the rail crossing at the intersection of Main South and Kirk Rds in Templeton.

A female had been hit by a train and died as a result of her injuries.

Police said entry to Kirk Rd was closed at present but Main South Rd was still open.

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The victim's family were yet to be told about the accident and no further details were available.