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Two people were hit and killed by a train about 150 feet from the LIRR station in Hollis.

A man and a woman in their 20s were fatally hit by a Long Island Rail Road train early Thursday morning just feet from the Hollis stop, an MTA spokeswoman said.

The victims, both 29, were trespassing along the tracks about 150 feet west of the station about 2:45 a.m. when a Penn Station-bound Ronkonkoma train struck the pair, according to a preliminary investigation. They were both pronounced at the scene.

There were about 100 to 200 passengers aboard at the time of the incident, the spokeswoman said. The train was close enough to the station that they were able to exit safely and transfer to another train.

There were delays on the Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Hempstead branches due to the investigation until about 8 a.m. Westbound service for the Queens Village and Hollis stops was also suspended.

The investigation is ongoing.

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