A man has died after being hit by a train in Brisbane’s south-west.

Key points:Police said the man was in his 50sThe man was pronounced dead at the scenePolice say the incident happened around 1:00pmA train was heading to the intersection of Brisbane and Sandgate roads, about 80 kilometres south of Darwin, when it derailed near Sandgate Station.

Police said it’s believed the man died as a result of the collision.

“The deceased was a resident of Brisbane, aged 50 years, from Winton Street, Sandgate,” a statement from police said.

“He was on a train travelling from Brisbane to Sandgate when the train derailed and struck the pedestrian.”

It’s believed he was hit by the train and died at the intersection.

“Emergency services were called to the scene, which is located about 40 kilometres east of Darwin.

Emergency services said a man died from his injuries.

He was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Darwin.

Police are investigating.

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