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An 11-year-old boy has died after he sustained serious electrical burns at a rail depot, police said.
The boy was found with severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene in Northamptonshire.
Emergency services were called to the Daventry international rail freight depot at about 5.20pm on Tuesday.
British Transport police said the death is being treated as unexplained and that an extensive investigation has been launched to find out what happened.
Det Insp Gareth Davies appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.
He said: “Our thoughts are with the family of this young boy during what must be an incredibly difficult time.
“I have specially trained officers supporting the family as they try to come to terms with this awful news.
“Our focus is now fixed on understanding exactly what happened and how this young boy came to receive these awful injuries.
“Therefore, I would be looking to hear from anyone who may have seen a young boy enter this depot at around 5pm. If you were in the area or have any information, no matter how small, please do get in touch as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should call British Transport police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 367 (27 June).
This article first appeared on www.theguardian.com
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