Fatal level-crossing crash captured on video

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This is the shocking moment a lorry is smashed in two, killing its occupant, after being hit by a train on a level crossing.

The horrifying incident, which left the truck driver and train driver's assistant dead, happened in the Chilean town of Requinoa last week.

Surveillance video seems to show the driver of the lorry failing to obey a signal to stop, as he crosses the railway line just as a high-speed train approaches.

While local reports say the cause of the collision is still being investigated, other drivers who are familiar with the area have said the crossing is incredibly dangerous and that further safety measures are desperately needed.

This is not the first time such an incident has occurred in Requinoa. A nearby shrine pays tribute to another person who lost their life in a previous accident. Residents now hope officials will take action to prevent a third tragedy.