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Vicksburg man recovering after being hit by train

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VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Vicksburg man is recovering at a Jackson hospital this morning after being hit by a train.
     
Police responded to the scene after a call around 3:30 yesterday. When officers arrived at the intersection of Mulberry and Depot streets, they discovered 59-year-old Eddie Vong had been struck by a Kansas City Rail train heading east.

He suffered a partially severed right foot and was airlifted to UMMC.

Initial reports indicate the victim was trying to jump onto the train. The accident is still under investigation.

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