Youngster riding a bike killed by train in Faro

A young man, aged 19, riding a bike was struck and killed by a train today (September 23) on a level crossing at the entrance of Faro.

According to national tabloid Correio da Manhã, the victim was hit while crossing the railway on his bicycle even though the barriers had already been lowered.

It is believed he may not have heard the train approaching.

The accident happened at around 1pm. The railway between Albufeira and Olhão has been cut off since, CM adds.