3 struck dead by train in south London

LONDON (AP) - Three people have died after being struck by a train in south London, British Transport Police said Monday.

Police said they were trying to determine details about the deaths at the Loughborough Junction station, on a busy commuter line into the city center.

Britain's Press Association, citing rail industry sources, reported that spray cans had been found nearby in an area popular with graffiti artists. Officers took photographs of graffiti as they investigated.

Detective Supt. Gary Richard his team is "now working hard to understand what happened and how these three people came to lose their life on the railway."

He said the deaths are being treated as "unexplained." The bodies were found at about 7:30 a.m. Monday near the start of the morning rush hour. Police did not say whether they were hit by a freight or a passenger train.

Police asked anyone who was in the area and observed something that might be related to the deaths to contact them immediately.

Train services in the area were being delayed during the investigation.