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Post mortem to identify rail track victim

Forensics officers at the scene of Tuesday's incident in which the body of a man was discovered on the main Derry to Belfast railway line close to Derry's St Columb's Park. Picture: Margaret mclaughlin.
Forensics officers at the scene of Tuesday's incident in which the body of a man was discovered on the main Derry to Belfast railway line close to Derry's St Columb's Park. Picture: Margaret mclaughlin. Forensics officers at the scene of Tuesday's incident in which the body of a man was discovered on the main Derry to Belfast railway line close to Derry's St Columb's Park. Picture: Margaret mclaughlin.

A POST mortem will take place today to formally identify a man who was found dead on the Derry to Belfast railway line.

The track between Derry and Coleraine was closed on Tuesday after the man’s body was found close to St Columb’s Park in the city. A bus link was in operation between the city and Coleraine until the track re-opened later that evening.

Police forensic officers carried out a detailed search of the track around a train as well as of surrounding areas. They were joined by ambulance staff and Translink officials.

A police spokesman said they were continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the sudden death.