Brit West Ham fan, 57, killed after being hit by train in Belgium following 1-1 Conference League draw with Gent | The SunApril 16, 2023
A WEST Ham fan has died in Belgium following a football match after being struck by a train.
The Hammers supporter, 57, was in the Belgian city of Ghent for Thursday night's UEFA Conference League clash when he died.
He had been at the KAA Stadium to watch David Moyes' side earn a 1-1 Conference League draw on Thursday evening.
But he was later involved in a fatal collision with a train at Gent's Sint-Pieters station.
Emergency services raced to the scene and transported the victim to a hospital in the city.
However, the British citizen was later pronounced dead by doctors.
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The prosecutor's office in East Flanders described the tragedy as an "unfortunate accident".
Train services in the area were disrupted for hours before returning to normal around 3am on Friday.
Danny Ings had given West Ham the lead in first-half added time.
But Hugo Cuypers leveled on 56 minutes to leave the quarter-final tie evenly poised going into next Thursday's return at the London Stadium.
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