One person dead after being hit by VIA train in east London
Passenger train had just left the London station heading eastbound to Toronto
A 34-year-old man is dead after being hit by a VIA passenger train Friday afternoon in east London.
The incident happened shortly before 4 p.m. near the area of Clarke and Gore Roads.
There is no further information on the identity of the victim.
Train number 76 was travelling to Toronto. It had 239 passengers onboard according to a VIA spokesperson. No injuries were reported on the train.
"VIA Rail's focus is on bringing en route travellers to their final destinations as quickly and as safely as possible," said the company's spokesperson Mylene Belanger in a statement to CBC News.
"Our onboard crews do their best to stay visible and keep our passengers comfortable and informed throughout the delay," she said.
Passengers on the train have been told the investigation could take three to four hours.
The company said another train that was scheduled to be in London at about 7 p.m. will be delayed.
The London Police Service is reminding people to practice caution any time they are around the train tracks.
- An earlier version of this story stated that the victim was 24 years-old. That information came for a press release issued Friday by the London Police Service.Apr 16, 2018 11:46 AM ET