Two found dead after being electrocuted on railway tracks

Two people have been found dead on railway tracks in East London in the early hours of the morning.

Police were called to the overground line between Hackney Wick and Stratford at around 1am.

A spokesman from British Transport Police (BTP) said: “Firefighters and paramedics were also called to the scene where a person was pronounced dead after sustaining serious injuries consistent with electrocution.”

At 2.30am, a second person was found dead, police confirmed.

They had also suffered injuries consistent with electrocution.

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Detective Chief Inspector Tim Tubbs said: "An investigation is now under way to discover what happened and how these two people came to lose their lives on the railway.

"At this time we are treating their deaths as unexplained as we make a number of urgent inquiries.

"I would ask anyone who was near Stratford or Hackney Wick last night, and saw something which they think might be relevant to contact us as soon as possible."

London Overground today confirmed there is no service between Stratford and Dalston Kingsland while the police carry out an investigation.

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