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Sheffield tram death investigation begins

Woodbourn Road tram stop Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was killed on Woodbourn Road in Sheffield

The death of a man who was hit on a tram crossing is to be investigated by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

The 81-year-old man was hit on Woodbourn Road, Sheffield, by a tram heading towards Meadowhall on 22 December and died the following day.

It was travelling near the stop at about 13mph (21km/h), said the RAIB.

The probe will consider what led to the death and any "relevant underlying management factors", it said.

Its findings and any safety recommendations are to be published at the end of the investigation, said the government body.

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