A 16-year-old from Birmingham has had part of his leg amputated after he fell onto a railway track and was hit by a train.
Ben Morris, from Kitt's Green, had climbed onto the roof of Lea Hall train station, near Birmingham International, to fetch a ball when the 25,000-volt electric force of overhead cables threw him onto the track.
Seconds later a train sped through causing the youngster life-threatening injuries.
He was being treated at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham last night following the accident on Sunday.
Ben's father Phil Morris said his family was distraught but relieved that Ben was alive.
"The main thing is that Ben is still alive. We have been at the hospital all day and he is hanging in there," he said yesterday.