An Israeli man was killed Tuesday morning after being struck by a train while he was walking on the tracks of a train line in northern Israel, police said.
The incident occurred in between the towns of Afula and Beit Shean, when a man in his 30s, for reasons which remain unclear, stepped onto the train tracks – and into the path of an oncoming train. The man was hit and killed instantly.
MDA emergency first responders were called to the scene, but were forced to declare the man dead at the scene.
Police have opened an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.