Boy, 16, dies after being hit by train in Cynon Valley

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A 16-year-old boy has been killed after being struck by a train in south Wales, say police.

British Transport Police (BTP) said emergency services discovered the unnamed boy's body by the rail line near Ynysboeth in the Cynon Valley.

BTP said the incident, involving the 0841 Cardiff to Aberdare train, was reported at 0933 GMT. A file is being prepared for the coroner.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious, officers said.

A police spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to the rail line near Abercynon Road, Ynysboeth, on Monday, 10 January 2011 following a report of a person being struck by a train.

"BTP and South Wales Police officers attended the incident and discovered the body of a teenager, believed to be a 16-year-old boy from the Abercynon area.

"Welsh Ambulance Service paramedics also attended but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The spokesman added: "Officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident, including how the boy came to be on the tracks."

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40.

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