Mother and son who died in Slough station, named

Tuesday 30th September 2014 10:16 EDT
Forensic officers on the tracks at Slough railway station after the incident

A mother and son who died by jumping in front of a train, has been described battling depression for long.

Rubina Khan (46) and Amaar Khan (10) were killed at Slough train station by the 8:41 Bedwyn, Wiltshire to London Paddington train on Tuesday, in front of dozens of passengers at the packed commuter station.

Police reportedly said they did not believe their deaths were an accident and said "murder suicide" was one of line of inquiry after they ruled out third-party involvement.

She has been described by relatives and friends as a 'caring mother' who had strong connection with her child. A relative of the pair, who did not wish to be named, confirmed that Mrs Khan had been battling depression for months. They praised Mrs Khan as a 'loving mother, wife, daughter and sister who will be sorely missed by all who knew her’, adding that Amaar was ‘a cute, gorgeous little boy, with a lovely cheeky side’.

The family said the losses had ‘left a huge hole’ in their lives, but they were ‘comforted and humbled by the support of the community’ - with more than 1,000 people visiting them to pay their respects.

Slough station, which is operated by First Great Western, has six platforms. It is believed that the driver was in a state of shock and was being supported by the Rail operators.

More than a century ago in June 1900, the station saw a major accident when an express train from London struck a local service that was at a standstill, killing five people and seriously injuring 35.

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