29 Jun, 2022 @ 13:15
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Drunk man using phone gets run over by train on Valencia level crossing in Spain

Drunk Man On Mobile Phone Gets Run Over By Train On Valencia Level Crossing In Spain
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A commuter train killed a man on a level crossing at Alfafar south of Valencia City on Wednesday.

Witnesses said four people in a drunken state bundled out of a taxi by the crossing at around 7.00 am.

One of them decided to walk over the level crossing without realising the barriers were down.

A train ran him over as he was using his mobile phone.

The man was said to be in his 40s and from Alfafar.

Services between Valencia and Silla were suspended for two hours, with passengers on two commuter trains unable to disembark.

Alfafar mayor, Juan Ramon Adsuara, repeated decades-old calls for the crossing to be removed due to the number of accidents.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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