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11-year-old boy found dead at Oatley train station in Sydney

Police confirm sad news

An 11-year-old boy who fled from a care facility on April 22 has been found dead at Oatley train station. 

A police search involving the dog unit and Polair took place in a desperate attempt to find the unnamed child after he ran from the institution in Oatley Parade in Sydney’s south at approximately 7.15pm, reports 9 News.

Authorities have now confirmed the boy was found dead at Oatley Train Station just before 9.30pm. He’s said to have been hit by a train. 

The news outlet also reports that the deceased was known to have had mental health issues.

As a result of the accident, trains were delayed due to the tragic fatality.


Civic Disability Services, where the boy was staying in their short-term accomodation facility, have released a statement.

“This is a tragic and distressing incident and our deepest sympathies and thoughts go out to the child’s family,” Civic chief executive Annie Doyle told 9News.

“Counselling and assistance services have been made available for our staff and others who have been affected.”

The statement also said they have commenced an internal review to prevent any further incidents in care. 

A thorough police investigation is currently underway into the circumstances surrounding the child’s death, and police are appealing to anyone with information to contact St George Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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