Man killed after fall onto railway tracks named

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The second man who died after being found injured on railway tracks at Birmingham New Street Station has been named as Hitesh Dhirajlal from West Bromwich.

The 31-year-old's family today paid tribute to him saying he would be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Mr Dhirajlal was found next to Jeevan Singh Dhanda, 18, from Walsall in the early hours of August 7.

Both men had injuries consistent with having fallen from height.

Mr Dhirajlal was discharged from hospital on 14 August but later died on August 18.

Paying tribute to Mr Dhirajlal, his family said: "Hitesh was a much loved member of the family, son to Nila Vittlal, brother to Meena Dhirajlal, Premila Dhirajlal and Nisha Kumar.

"Hitesh will be sadly missed by all. His death has come as a shock to the family.

"Thank you to all of our family and friends who have supported, and are continuing to support, us."

Mr Dhanda was a member of Cannock Men's Hockey Club and people have been paying their respects. A book of condolence has been started and his number 55 shirt has been retired with immediate effect. He died in hospital on August 13.

See also: Tributes to tragic Walsall teenager found on tracks near New Street station.

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