Update at 11:10 p.m. - The Plymouth County District Attorney's office has confirmed that a man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene after they were struck by a Christmas train at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Passengers were held on the train for nearly two hours following the tragic incident. Authorities have not released the names of the victims or any indication of what they might have been doing on the train tracks in a wooded area near the Minot Forest Elementary School.
A Christmas train with approximately 300 people on board reportedly struck two pedestrians in Wareham this evening. The incident happened in the woods near the intersection of Minot Avenue and Freight House Road.
Passengers were reported to have be evacuated from the train and walked through the woods to buses waiting to take them away from the scene.
Wareham Police, State Police and investigators from the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office are on scene.
The incident remains under investigation. No further information is available at this time.