Birmingham & Black Country

Boy hurt in 'large' railway line explosion in Coseley

A 15-year-old boy has been injured in a "large" explosion on a railway line.

The teenager suffered burns to his arm after he dangled an object over a bridge onto the electric lines near Coseley station in the Black Country.

Police said the object caused a power surge and "fortunately" he was not too badly injured. He was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Emergency crew received reports of a large explosion and smoke from the railway line at about 08:15 BST.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said they were investigating but that nobody else was involved in the incident.

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