Train climber elec­tro­cuted at rail sta­tion

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

HOR­RI­FIED pas­sen­gers watched a man die after climb­ing on top of a train and elec­tro­cut­ing him­self on the over­head wires.

Wit­nesses said he burst into flames on the train wait­ing at Manch­ester Pic­cadilly sta­tion.

Po­lice be­lieve he was drunk or did it for a dare at 10.50 on Fri­day night.

A pas­sen­ger named Will tweeted: “Friend wait­ing for a train said there was a flash and a loud bang.

“Now says some­one jumped on top of a train, hit the over­head wires and caught fire. Hor­ren­dous.”

Ser­vices to and from Manch­ester Pic­cadilly were can­celled as power to the lines was turned off.

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