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Baby dies after being hit by train in Melbourne

A baby has tragically died after being hit by a train in Upwey. Picture: Tony Gough

A baby has tragically died and a woman is in hospital under police guard after the pair were struck by a train in Melbourne’s outer east.

Homicide squad detectives are investigating the incident after the three-month-old baby and the woman were hit by the train in Upwey on Sunday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Kumbada Ave, which runs alongside the train line, about 5.10pm.

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The baby was flown to hospital but died several hours later.

A pram could be seen near the tracks following the incident. Picture: Tony Gough
A pram could be seen near the tracks following the incident. Picture: Tony Gough
Emergency services respond to the incident near Kumbada Ave in Upwey. Picture: Tony Gough
Emergency services respond to the incident near Kumbada Ave in Upwey. Picture: Tony Gough

The woman was taken to hospital under police guard with life-threatening injuries.

A pram could be seen at the scene near the tracks as dozens of paramedics, police and firefighters responded to the incident.

The Belgrave line between Upper Ferntree Gully and Belgrave was suspended with buses replacing trains following the incident.

Paramedics respond to the incident involving a train and baby in Upwey. Picture: Tony Gough
Paramedics respond to the incident involving a train and baby in Upwey. Picture: Tony Gough
A police officer tapes off the scene on Sunday night. Picture: Tony Gough
A police officer tapes off the scene on Sunday night. Picture: Tony Gough

As of 4am on Monday, Metro Trains said buses were still in operation between the two stations with train services continuing to operate between Flinders Street and Upper Ferntree Gully.

A police spokeswoman said the investigation into the incident was ongoing.

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