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LIRR train struck and killed 2 at Hollis station

Posted: 4:57 AM, Jul 09, 2015
Updated: 2015-07-09 11:57:09-04

HOLLIS, Queens — LIRR trains back on schedule after a Manhattan-bound LIRR train fatally struck two people in the Hollis section of Queens Thursday morning.

(Photo: PIX11 News/Myles Miller)

A staircase near the scene of the fatal accident was cordoned off Thursday morning. (Photo: PIX11 News/Myles Miller)

The incident happened shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday morning, MTA  said.

MTA said the victims were struck by a westbound 1:46 a.m. Ronkonkoma train that was due at Penn Station at 3:05 a.m. Thursday. They were struck when the train was pulling into the LIRR station in Hollis.

About 100 to 200 people were on the train when the victims were struck. The victims were trespassing on the tracks, an LIRR spokesman to PIX11 News.

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