The victim, in his 20s, was taken to a local hospital for surgery, Texas police said.

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A woman severed both of her legs while trying to jump onto a moving train, Texas police said.

Officers responded around 8:30 p.m. on July 2 to a report of a vehicle-pedestrian incident involving a train, according to a July 3 news release from the Harlingen Police Department.

Authorities said when they arrived, several people were helping a woman who had been seriously injured.

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The victim, aged in his 20s, tried to jump onto a moving train, identified as a freight train by KRGV, when he fell, police said.

Both of his legs were severed, police said.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for surgery and is in stable condition, authorities said.

According to the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation, the Union Pacific Railroad runs through the city.

Harlingen is located about 250 miles south of San Antonio, near the border with Mexico.

Lauren Liebhaber is a national real-time reporter for McClatchy.