11 Sep 2012

Woman hit by train in Putaruru

8:30 pm on 11 September 2012

A woman has died after being struck by a train in the township of Putaruru in South Waikato District.

Police say the 52-year-old's name will not be released until next-of-kin are notified.

They say the driver of the train sounded the horn several times and tried to brake on Tuesday, but could not stop in time.

Constable Christopher Hickford says witnesses are helping police with their investigation.