Aunt tells of heartbreak after Anita Kaur Swali, 24, killed by train in Seven Kings
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The heartbroken aunt of the 24-year-old woman killed by a train at Seven Kings station said she is “devastated”.
Raj Bhakar, 54, spoke to the Recorder to pay tribute to Anita Kaur Swali, who was pronounced dead at the station on Friday afternoon after the London Ambulance Service (LAS) was called to reports of a person on the tracks.
Qualified beautician Ms Swali, who had two brothers, had lived in Seven Kings for about four years after being raised in Wolverhampton.
“It is just heartbreaking,” said Mrs Bhakar, “We are all devastated. Because it only happened a few days ago it is very traumatic to talk about.
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“It is a very hard situation for us all.”
The LAS was called to the station at 4.17pm, sending one crew, a single responder in a car and a duty officer.
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An air ambulance was also seen to stop outside the Palmer Catholic Academy, in Aldborough Road South.
Mrs Bhakar, from Barking, said: “We found out on Saturday and it was unbelievable.
“She was a very timid and shy girl, but she was a lovely person. My children are devastated as they were brought up together.
“She is going to be so missed.”
A spokesman for the British Transport Police said Ms Swali’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
An inquest was opened and adjourned on Monday.
Ms Swali’s funeral, a private service for relatives, will take place on Friday at the City of London Crematorium, Manor Park.