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Teenager dies after being hit by train in northwest Calgary, police say

A teenager who was in critical condition after being struck by a train in Calgary’s northwest neighbourhood of Bowness on Tuesday afternoon has died, say Calgary police.

Carol Henke, spokesperson for the Calgary Fire Department, said three teenagers had been on the train tracks north of the Bow River, close to the bridge at 85th Street N.W. The train was heading south toward downtown.

Fire crews responded around 1 p.m., said Henke, and administered first aid to one teen. The youth was then taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.

Henke said the fire department’s technical rescue team was mobilized but ultimately not needed because no one was trapped. 

“[It’s] a tragic, tragic accident,” she said.

Calgary police and CPKC Rail say they are investigating the incident.

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