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Woman alive after being struck by train near Cottingley Station in Leeds

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A woman has suffered life-changing injuries after being struck by a train between Cottingley and Morley in Leeds.

The incident happened near Cottingley Station at 1pm today.

Sprinkler system at Cottingley Towers flats was not switched on when fire broke out

British Transport Police are at the scene along with paramedics. They said:-

"British Transport Police were called to Cottingley station at 1pm today following reports of a person being struck by a train.

"Officers are currently on scene alongside paramedics who are treating a woman with life-changing injuries.

"This incident is not being treated as suspicious.

"The woman has been taken to Leeds General Infirmary with injuries that are serious but not life-threatening."

Two trains are said to be at a standstill on the tracks near Churwell Hill and the air ambulance has landed nearby.

Northern Rail have Tweeted that all lines between Leeds and Sowerby Bridge are blocked.