A PROMISING young student threw himself under a train because he was unable to cope with a mysterious excruciating pain.

Flaming Mguni, of Crowstone Road, Westcliff, developed a pain in his shoulder and neck in the weeks before his death.

The 24-year-old visited A&E at Southend Hospital twice during the week he died but was turned away, despite telling nurses he was thinking of jumping in front of a train.

Chelmsford coroner’s court heard his body was found at 7.45am on January 27, about 300 metres from Southend Airport station on the London-bound line.

Gary Matthias, a fatality investigator for British Transport Police, told the court the death was initially treated as unexplained because the train that hit the former Sweyne Park School pupil could not initially be found.

This was because Mr Mguni, who was studying IT at South Essex College, had not jumped in front of the train but had thrown himself between the wheels of two carriages.

He said: “We believe there was no third party involvement. To physically put someone between the wheels of a moving train, I believe, would be impossible without getting injured yourself.”

He added: “It’s my strong belief that Flaming had positioned himself out of view and as it approached he’s gone and put himself between the wheels.

“If Flaming had been taking a short cut across the railway line he would have gone in front of the train.”

A post mortem found Mr Mguni died of multiple injuries and there were no drugs or alcohol in his system.

The court heard Southend Hospital has changed its procedure for assessing people who visit A&E with mental health concerns.

Tara Merrill, of South Essex Partnership Trust, told the court Mr Mguni had turned up alone at A&E on January 24 and 26 complaining of pain and had been assessed for mental health problems on both occasions.

Despite making comments about taking his own life, the hospital did not contact his next of kin or take steps to treat him as an inpatient, because he was not diagnosed with mental illness.

That policy has now been changed.

There have also been changes made to the way mental health assessment information at A&E is shared with specialists.

Coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray said: “I am going to record a conclusion that Flaming killed himself while the balance of his mind was disturbed.

“There was no actual diagnosis of a mental illness but he wasn’t thinking straight.

“He clearly was much loved by both his mother and father and by his siblings.

“He almost certainly had a very bright future in front of him.”