Two dead after level crossing crash

Two people have died after a car was struck by a train at a level crossing.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the duo were believed to be travelling in a private vehicle when the collision happened, at Barns Green in Horsham, in West Sussex, at around 8.45am on Saturday.

Officers from BTP attended alongside colleagues from Sussex Police and paramedics.

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Detectives are now working to identify them and inform their family. It is believed both casualties knew each other, although no details about their identities have been disclosed.

There are no other reported injuries.

Rail services between London and Brighton were disrupted following the crash.