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Mother of teen killed by train: 'It was nobody's fault'

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CLIFTON, Va. (AP) -

The mother of a 13-year-old girl struck and killed by a commuter train in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., says "it was nobody's fault."

Reyhan Safoglu of Burke, Virginia, was killed Wednesday after being hit by a train while hiking with her 21-year-old brother and 13-year-old cousin. Police say the young teens were walking on a bridge when the train approached. Authorities say the boy was able to jump out of the way, but the girl was struck

Emel Safoglu is Reyhan's mother and she says she doesn't want her son, the girl's cousin or the conductor to blame themselves for what happened.

The mother tells The Washington Post "it was nobody's fault" and it was the girl's "day to go." The girl's cousin tells the newspaper that there were just 10 seconds between the horn sounding and the train striking her.
 

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