Location: Te Awamutu
9th March 2013
Approximately 4am this morning a man in his late 20’s
early 30’s died in an incident involving a train in the
main truck line, in countryside south of Te Awamutu.
the time of this report the man had not been identified and
enquiries surrounding his death were continuing.
death has been reported to the Coroner although is not
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