http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-15854467 A 12-year-old girl's arm was severed when she was struck by a passing train at a level crossing on Tyneside. British Transport Police (BTP) said the girl's limb had to be retrieved from the track after she was hit at Killingworth at 18:30 GMT on Monday. Surgeons at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary are trying to reattach the arm and the girl is stable, BTP said. A spokesman said the girl had been with three friends when she suffered a "glancing blow" from the train. Police said the crash involved the 17:00 Edinburgh to London King's Cross train.