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Pedestrian killed by commuter train in Watts

A woman was killed after being hit by a Metro Blue Line train in Watts on Tuesday morning, officials said.

The 40-year-old Latino woman walking eastbound in the 1600 block of 103rd St. was struck just after 6 a.m. by a southbound train entering the 103rd Street Blue Line station, MTA spokesman Jose Ubaldo said.

The victim was pronounced dead as paramedics transported her to a local hospital, Ubaldo said. 

The accident is under investigation. The rail line resumed normal operations around 7 a.m., officials said.

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