Two dead after ‘jumping from platform while hugging each other’ at Doncaster station

Two people are dead after they allegedly jumped in front of a train while hugging each other in front of horrified witnesses, it was reported.

The pair were standing on a platform at Doncaster railway station together and were thought to have thrown themselves in front of the oncoming train.

The tragic incident happened shortly after 8pm on Tuesday at the station in South Yorkshire.

British Transport Police confirmed they were called to reports of two people being struck by a train and both were pronounced dead the scene.

Eyewitnesses said the pair were ‘hugging’ when they jumped off Platform 1 at the same time, the Doncaster Free Press reported.

Police officers and paramedics rushed to the station, but the pair could not be saved.

Investigators were working to confirm their identities and inform their families.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Doncaster railway station to reports of two people being struck by a train.

“The call came in to police at 8.19pm on Tuesday and officers attended alongside paramedics.

“Sadly two people were pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers will now work to establish their identities and inform their next of kin.