Elderly couple killed after being hit by freight train

Two elderly people, aged 82 and 86 years, died on Monday evening after they were hit by a freight train as they walked along the tracks near Tabladiello, about 15 kilometres north of Oviedo, Asturias.

At around 17:55, the Emergency Services received notification that a freight train travelling to Gijón had hit two people. The bodies were trapped between the train and the platform.

The incident caused the closure of one of the lines between Oviedo and Gijón which resulted in some delays to RENFE services.