A three-year-old girl died in an accident at a level crossing in central Hesse.

According to the police on Thursday, this happened on Wednesday at an official pedestrian crossing in Lahntal-Sarnau that was provided with railings.

The mother suffered minor injuries, a toddler lying in the stroller was unharmed.

What exactly happened is still unclear, said a spokesman.

The police are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

According to this, a train was traveling from Bad Laasphe to Marburg at this point.

Whether there was a collision between the train and the child or whether the girl was harmed by the suction – that is still the subject of the investigation, it said.