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Body by tracks was girl from York Landing

The girl apparently killed by a train near Brandon over the weekend has been identified as a 14-year-old from York Landing. Her death is not being considered suspicious, but police say they continue to investigate.

Although police aren't releasing the girl's name, more than 200 people from the York Landing area were evacuated to Brandon last week as they fled smoke from northern forest fires.

RCMP Cpl. Miles Hieber couldn't confirm for sure that the girl was an evacuee. "She was staying temporarily in Brandon," he said.

Train operators spotted the girl's body lying in a ditch east of the city on Sunday morning.

The previous CP Rail train, which came through Brandon at approximately 2 a.m., did not report any collisions and the police were dispatched to the scene at around 9:30 a.m.

Although it hasn't yet been officially confirmed if she was hit by a train, RCMP said last week that they were treating it as a train-pedestrian collision and Canadian Pacific Railway police are involved in the investigation.

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How that family must be feeling right now. Relocated to Brandon because of uncontrolled forrest fires and then to lose a loved family member.

Tragic end to a young girls life, so sad.

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