Two bodies found near Somerset railway station

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The bodies of two men have been discovered near Highbridge and Burnham railway station in Somerset.

Police are investigating their deaths and have identified both men, aged 30 and 34, but have not yet released their names.

According to the BBC, one body was found on Springfield Road foot crossing on Thursday after being struck by a train.

The second body was discovered close to the railway track next to Highbridge and Burnham station on Friday.

The Somerset County Gazette reports that British Transport Police do not know whether the deaths are connected.

In a statement, British Transport Police said: "Officers investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train at Springfield Road Foot Crossing, just south of Highbridge and Burnham rail station, on Thursday, July 11, have discovered the body of a second man behind a railway building near to Highbridge and Burnham station.

"The second body was discovered at 10.40am this morning [Friday] and the incident is currently being treated as unexplained.

"Officers are working to establish the cause of death although the man found this morning [Friday] has not been struck by a train.

"At this stage, it is unclear whether there are any links between the man who was hit by a train on Thursday, July 11 and the man who was found behind the railway building on Friday, July 12."

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