Two killed in separate train track accidents

Pedestrians standing on train tracks near Kfar Menahem, Hadera die of injuries; police investigate.

train 88 224 (photo credit: Sybil Ehrlich )
train 88 224
(photo credit: Sybil Ehrlich )
Two pedestrians were killed Monday as a result of being hit by a trains in separate incidents. The first incident took place in the early afternoon, next to Kfar Menahem, and the second some two hours later near Hadera. In both incidents, passenger trains hit men that were standing on the train tracks, for unknown reasons. Whilst the circumstances of both events were unclear, police suggested that they may have been criminally motivated and opened two separate investigations. Magen David Adom teams that were called to both scenes pronounced the deaths of the men. Israel Railways announced that that following the accidents there were disruptions to the Tel Aviv-Haifa line and delays were also expected on the Lod-Beersheeba line.