A man in his sixties died yesterday after being run down by the Palma to Inca train. According to the emergency services, the accident happened at 9.15 just as the train leaves Lloseta at a level crossing which is permanently closed to traffic. According to sources for the SFM Majorca railway company, the train driver saw the man standing next to the track and blew the horn to alert the pedestrian to the oncoming train. However, apparently when the driver sounded the horn, the man lay down across the track. The driver slammed on the emergency brakes, but was unable to stop the train in time. The train had departed from Palma at 8.40 and was pulling four carriages - the passengers, many commuters, were picked up by the next train to leave Palma for Inca. Rail services were disrupted for a couple of hours while police and forensics investigated the scene of the accident and services were back to normal by 11am. The driver was said last night to have been deeply shocked by the incident.


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