Horror In Frankfurt As Boy, Eight, Is Killed By A Train After He And His Mother Are 'Pushed From Platform By Stranger Dressed in Dark Clothing'

An eight-year-old boy has been killed by a train after a 'stranger dressed in dark clothing' pushed him and his mother from a platform in Germany.

Horrified witnesses say they saw the man push the child and his mother, 40, in front of an InterCity Express at Frankfurt's main station at about 10am.

The boy's mother was able to save herself by rolling into a narrow gap between tracks, but she lost hold of her son who was fatally hit by the oncoming train.

Local reports say the man, dressed in black trouser and an olive T-shirt, attempted but failed to push a third victim off the platform at the busy station which eyewitnesses said was full of children at the time