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|Two hit and killed by 80mph train
||Two hit and killed by 80mph train
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A man and a woman died when they were struck by an 80mph train on a railway line in west Essex.
The incident happened in the early hours at Harlow Mill on the Cambridge to London Liverpool Street line.
|The driver of the 0618 BST train from Cambridge told police he sounded his horn and applied the emergency brakes but was unable to avoid striking them.||The driver of the 0618 BST train from Cambridge told police he sounded his horn and applied the emergency brakes but was unable to avoid striking them.|
Train operator National Express East Anglia said some services were cancelled and others would be delayed.
Bus replacements are ferrying passengers between Broxbourne and Bishop's Stortford or Stansted.
A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: "A train driver reported striking at least one person on the line at Harlow Mill station.
"The train was approaching the station, where it was not due to stop, at 80mph.
"The driver saw a man and woman on the track, blew his horn and applied the emergency brake, but was unable to avoid striking them.
"Police can confirm that both people died at the scene."