13 Dec 2011

Person dead after being hit by freight train

10:59 pm on 13 December 2011

Police in Tauranga say a person is dead after being hit by a freight train near Papamoa Beach.

Acting Senior Sergeant Nigel Ramsden says railway workers found a body on the train track on Tuesday afternoon near Kairua Road and State Highway 2.

A KiwiRail spokesperson says the line is used only by freight trains and has been closed while police investigate.