Man on fire dies after tragic incident at Church and Oswaldtwistle railway station

Police, fire and ambulance crews rushed to the scene after reports of a person on fire.
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A man has died after he was found 'on fire' at a railway station in Lancashire this morning.

Emergency services were called to Church and Oswaldtwistle station at 6.27am after panicked 999 calls reporting the tragic incident.

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Police, fire and ambulance crews were deployed but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The station was closed and rail services suspended while the emergency responded unfolded.

Forensic officers have completed their initial investigation and British Transport Police say the incident is believed to be non-suspicious.

Emergency services were called to Church and Oswaldtwistle station at 6.27am after panicked 999 calls reporting the tragic incidentEmergency services were called to Church and Oswaldtwistle station at 6.27am after panicked 999 calls reporting the tragic incident
Emergency services were called to Church and Oswaldtwistle station at 6.27am after panicked 999 calls reporting the tragic incident
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A spokesperson for the force said: "Officers were called to Church and Oswaldtwistle station at 6.27am this morning following reports of a person on fire at the location.

"The person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"The platform was closed whilst forensic officers carried out an initial investigation of the scene. The station reopened at 10.35am.

"The incident is believed to be non-suspicious."

Rail operator Northern has confirmed all lines are now open and serivces have resumed, but some may be delayed due to this morning's incident.

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