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Bellambi level crossing death

POLICE are investigating a fatality at Bellambi this morning where a man was struck and killed by a train.
Shortly after 5.30am today emergency services were called to the railway level crossing on Bellambi Lane.
Police discovered the body of a man who had been struck and killed by a southbound train.
The train stopped after passing through Bellambi and remained at the Railway Street level crossing at Corrimal whilst investigators examined the crime scene.
At this time police have been unable to identify the deceased man and have appealed to the public for information.
The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 50-years-old with grey hair. He was wearing a black track suit and navy blue parker with black boots.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death.
Anyone with information about the man should contact Wollongong Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1 800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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