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Boy (11) dies after sustaining 'serious electrical burns' at rail depot in England

“Our thoughts are with the family of this young boy during what must be an incredibly difficult time,” British Transport Police said.

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AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy has died after he sustained “serious electrical burns” at a rail depot near Daventry in Northamptonshire, England.

In a statement, British Transport Police said officers were called to the Daventry International Rail Freight Depot shortly before 5.20pm today and attended alongside paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

“Upon arrival, a young boy was discovered at the scene with serious electrical burns. Paramedics, including the air ambulance, worked on the young boy but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“His death is being treated as unexplained whilst extensive enquiries are made to understand what happened,” the statement said.

Detective Inspector Gareth Davies of BTP said: “Our thoughts are with the family of this young boy during what must be an incredibly difficult time. I have specially trained officers supporting the family as they try to come to terms with this awful news.

Our focus is now fixed on understanding exactly what happened and how this young boy came to receive these awful injuries.

“Therefore, I would be looking to hear from anyone who may have seen a young boy enter this depot at around 5pm.

“If you were in the area or have any information, no matter how small, please do get in touch as soon as possible. The family will be desperate for answers and we will be working tirelessly to get them answers they will be seeking,” Davies said.

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