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By Lynn Curwin     Oct 25, 2011 in Travel
Liverpool - A 16-year-old Liverpool girl was killed after falling from a platform at a railway station, where she is believed to have been trying to catch a train, on Saturday.
Georgia Varley, of Wirral, was at the Liverpool James Street station around 11.30pm on October 22.
British Transport Police reported that she fell between a train and the platform and was killed as the train left the station.
It is thought that the girl had been out with friends during the evening and was running to catch a train they had already boarded.
She was confirmed dead at the scene.
"When our paramedics arrived they realised that there was nothing that could be done for the girl," the BBC quoted a spokeswoman for the Northwest Ambulance Service as saying.
"They were able to treat some people nearby who witnessed the incident."
There were about 40 people on the platform when Varley was killed, and some required treatment for shock.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed what took place to speak to them.
“Georgia has left behind a distraught family and we want to be able to tell them exactly what happened and help them come to terms with the tragedy.” Detective Chief Inspector Simon Taylor, leading the investigation for BTP, said in a press release.
“Georgia was just amazing. I have a constant lump in my throat and I don’t know how to feel or what to say," the Liverpool Echo quoted Georgia's father Paul as saying.
“She was so loved and she never had an upside down smile on. She was such a happy girl.
“I would say to her ‘you’re always changing between groups of friends’ but she made an impression on so many people.”
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