A HEAVILY pregnant woman stepped into the path of a high-speed train, killing mother and baby, an inquest heard today.

Tragic Zdenka Yabani was named as the woman who sadly died at Slough Station on January 8.

A coroner revealed how the 39-year-old, of Merton Road in Slough, was seen on a platform at the station shortly before her death.

The mother-of-two, who was eight months pregnant at the time of her death, leaves behind her husband and two other children.

Speaking at Reading Coroner's Court today (Tuesday), senior coroner for Berkshire Peter Bedford, said: "This is the opening of the inquest into Zdenka Yabani.

"My officers have been notified of her death. She was a 39 year old woman. She lived at Merton Road in Slough.

"Her place of birth was Czech Republic.

"The preliminary information I have is there is evidence by British Transport Police officer David Keir who attended Slough railway station on January 8 shortly after 9.30am.

"Zdenka had arrived a while earlier to purchase a ticket and then made her way to platform two.

"She then climbs down from the platform on to the tracks and places herself in the path of an approaching high speed train.

"It has been confirmed but we await formal confirmation that she was eight months pregnant at the time of her death."

Mrs Yabani's husband, Jude, formally identified her body, Mr Bedford confirmed.

Her cause of death has been confirmed as death by multiple injuries.

The couple shared two other children.

The inquest was adjourned and a preliminary date for the full hearing has been set for June 21.