An inquest has been opened into the death of a 16-year-old Leeds schoolgirl hit by a train while trying to retrieve her dog from the tracks.
It was opened and adjourned in Leeds into the death of Natasha Elliott who was hit just outside Morley station.
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Dad Wayne Elliott has described his daughter as his "heart and soul" and has paid tribute to his "princess."
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He said: "She had gone to meet her boyfriend Danny and the dog ran on the track. She got the dog out of the way, but was hit. Now I've lost my beautiful daughter."
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The two-year-old dog, Zeus, dodged the train unharmed and stayed with Natasha after the accident. "The police tried to pull him away but he wouldn't leave her. He loved her."
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Natasha was taken to Leeds General Infirmary following the accident at 6.40pm on Sunday but died from her injuries less than two hours later.
Mr Elliott had raised Natasha alone since she was around two years old and was his "world".
Describing his beloved daughter, he said: "She was always laughing, always smiling. She always made all her friends laugh. "Nobody ever had a bad word for her. She was just the happiest princess of my life."
Mr Elliott said his daughter, a pupil at Morley High School, had been preparing for her school prom. He said: "Now she's going to be buried the day before the prom."
Inspector Glen Alderson, of British Transport Police, said an investigation was under way involving police and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.
Local people have questioned whether the crossing is safe.
* Natasha's funeral will be held on Thursday, May 27, at Cottingley Hall Crematorium at 1pm.