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Podcast: Gravesend teenager took his own life after running in front of lorry on A2

The parents of a Gravesend boy who died after being hit by a lorry on the A2 say they have no idea why he took his own life.

16 year-old Ekam Sadana was killed on the coast bound carriageway last September.

Our reporter – who followed the inquest in Maidstone – talks us though the story.

The KentOnline Podcast’s been told any hike in the cost a travel pass for school children in Kent could make it unaffordable for lots of families.

The Kent Travel Saver card currently sets mums and dads back £450 a year.

It’s understood it could be increased to around £600 pounds – we speak to Mark Hood, who’s a Green Party councillor in Tonbridge.

Members of Kent Fire and Rescue are on the ground in Turkey helping authorities search for survivors – a week after two deadly earthquakes 

At least 35,000 people are confirmed to have died there and in neighbouring Syria.

Three firefighters, who are usually based in the county, have been sharing their experiences.

And, major work’s underway to prevent potential landslips at six sites on the railway in East Kent.

Thousands of tonnes of earth will be removed from the banks around the track and netting’s being put up.

Chris Denham from Network Rail explains why the work is so essential.