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Probe after train hits worker at 130km/h

A probe has been launched after a track worker was hit by a train travelling at about 130km per hour.

The Rail Accident Investigation Board is to consider what may have led to the incident, which occurred on 24 June near Redhill in Surrey.

It said the train was travelling from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria station when it struck a worker who was supervising a gang carrying out track maintenance work.

The worker was left with serious injuries from the accident, which took place at about 10.40am between Redhill Tunnel and Quarry Tunnel, according to the RAIB.

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