Man dies after being hit by train in Western Bay

The track remains closed this morning. File photo.

A man is dead after being hit by a train in the Western Bay of Plenty.

Police have confirmed the man died after being hit by a train along the Te Puke Highway in Paengaroa.

"Police are making enquiries into the circumstances," says a police spokesperson.

"The track is closed.

"Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and expect delays."

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