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Two youngsters have been rushed to hospital after struggling electrical shock burns after “climbing on the roof of a goods train” at a railway station.

Emergency companies raced to the scene at Stechford Station, Birmingham, on Saturday afternoon, with at least seven response automobiles and two fireplace engines being noticed at the scene.

West Midlands Fire Service has since confirmed that the incident concerned two boys who suffered burns after touching overhead traces on the train observe.

It added they’d climbed onto the roof of a business items train that was parked alongside the station, BirminghamDwell reported.

A hearth service spokesperson mentioned: “At approximately 5pm on Saturday, September 2, we responded to an incident at Stechford railway station. Two fire engines, crewed by firefighters from Sheldon and Ward End, responded.

“This incident concerned two teenage boys who had been electrocuted after touching overhead traces on the train observe, after climbing onto the roof of a business items train that was parked alongside the station.

“The boys were treated for burns by paramedics on scene, before being taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”

A British Transport Police spokesperson added that one of many teenager boys had suffered accidents believed to be life-changing. They mentioned: “Officers were called to Stechford station at 4.57pm on September 2 following a report of young people sustaining electrocution injuries on the railway.

“Paramedics additionally attended and two 14-year-old boys have been taken to hospital the place they continue to be. One has suffered accidents that are believed to be life-changing and one other has suffered accidents which aren’t believed to be life-changing or life-threatening.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 quoting reference 355 of 02/09/23.”