Two Dead in Possible LIRR Suicide Pact

BETHPAGE, NY - AUGUST 27: Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train prior to the planned noon shutdown on August 27, 2011 in Bethpage, New York. Irene, now a Category 1 hurricane, has made landfall in North Carolina on its way up the eastern seaboard.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Photo: Bruce Bennett/2011 Getty Images

A Long Island Rail Road train struck and killed two people in Queens last night in what the Daily News reports may have been a “suicide pact.” According to the Post, witnesses “saw the pair jump from the platform as the train was approaching the station.” An MTA spokesperson said they were “trespassers … These individuals were up there and obviously they should not have been.” The victims have not been identified.