A person has died after being hit by a train in Christchurch
Christchurch police are examining a scene between Denton Park
and Kyle Park, just north of the Hornby shopping complex.
Police have not yet been able to confirm the identity or the
gender of the deceased.
The time of the incident is also not yet known, but police
believe it is likely to have occurred in the early hours of
The incident was called in to police at 9.40am by a member of
Investigators say at this stage there is no indication of
foul play, but enquiries are continuing to determine the
circumstances of the incident.
The tracks were closed when police arrived at the scene, but
reopened around 1pm.
Police are appealing for anyone who has seen or heard
anything in the area overnight to come forward.