Man Slips And Falls Into Path Of Oncoming Train

A man has died after falling into the path of an oncoming freight train in south Sydney yesterday.

The 54-year-old man was standing close to the edge of Rockdale Railway Station when he lost his footing, police said.

He fell onto the train tracks and into the path of an oncoming freight train.

Emergency officers attempted to revive the man but were sadly unsuccessful. He died at the scene.

The tragic incident occurred around 7pm, delaying services for approximately thirty minutes.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.