In a Sunday early morning, a man has died after being hit by a train in Sydney’s western suburb of Merrylands.
Emergency services were called to Railway Terrace around 2 am Sunday 24 November 2019, where they found the man suffering from critical head injuries. The man died at the scene. Police said they are investigating reports two other people may have also been in the rail corridor at the time the man was struck.
Police has not public whether the person is a visa holder and holds passport of any specific country. Many Nepalese international students and temporary visa holders live in the suburb but, yet not confirmed whether the man belongs to Nepalese community living in this Western Sydney suburb.
Bit more about Merrylands
This Western Sydney suburb is located about 25 kilometers west of Sydney’s central business district. It’s in the local government area of the Cumberland City Council, where a lot of Nepalese live. Western Sydney suburbs are quite popular among Nepalese living in Sydney. As, Nepalese population concentration has increased in last couple of years many Nepalese event centres, restaurants came into existence in Merrylands.
2021 Australian census data also validates that Nepalese are concentrating in Merrylands. Now, Nepali is 5th most spoken language in Merrylands. And 947 people born in Nepal now call Merrylands home as per the 2021 census data.
In Merrylands Nepalese population is 6th large community and Hinduism is 4th largest religious belief. Many Nepalese real-estate agents, migration agents as well as mortgage brokers has opened their office in Merrylands.
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