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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 18 December, 2014

Man, 35, killed after being struck by Luas tram

A man is fatally injured after being struck by a tram on Steevens Lane, close to Heuston Station, at around 4:30pm this afternoon.

The aftermath of today's accident
The aftermath of today's accident
Image: Thomas O'Brien via Twitter

A MAN has been killed in central Dublin this evening after being struck by a Luas carriage during the afternoon rush hour.

The accident occurred on Steeven’s Lane, which runs between the Heuston Station and James’ Hospital stops on the Red Line, at around 4:30pm this afternoon.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and has been removed to the City Morgue.

The road remains closed to the Luas pending a forensic collision examination.

Luas trams are running only between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse as a result. Luas tickets are valid in Dublin Bus for the duration of the disruption.

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