July 12, 2020

Commuter falls underneath Tube prepare from ‘rammed’ Oxford Circus platform the place passengers have been ‘pushing and shoving’

A COMMUTER fell underneath a Tube from a “rammed” Oxford Circus platform the place passengers have been seen “pushing and shoving”.

The person, considered in his 20s, was left preventing for his life after he was witnessed falling on to the Victoria Line tracks throughout rush hour.

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Oxford Circus was evacuated after a person fell from a rush hour platform[/caption]

Emergency providers raced to the scene to deal with the sufferer, who was taken to hospital in a vital however steady situation.

British Transport Police mentioned the particular person had “suffered a medical episode” that had contributed to the autumn.

Oxford Circus was evacuated at about 5.30pm and remained closed for a number of hours.


Former England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent was 6ft away when she noticed the person fall on the busy London station.

She tweeted: “1. I can not consider what I’ve simply witnessed. Completely horric (sic) scenes at Oxford Circus and I simply watched a person fall underneath the tube 2m in entrance of me.

“@TfL that is UNACCEPTABLE that in some of the refined cities on this planet stations are allowed to get this RAMMED ..”

Ebony then despatched out one other tweet, which learn: “2. Individuals pushing & shoving one another & placing life in danger simply attempting to get residence from work. @TfL one thing must be DONE URGENTLY to create security.

“Sending prayers out to the household & pals of the younger man, some horrible conversations available. Nonetheless shaking. So unhappy”.

Commuter Sophie King informed BBC London: “It was very crowded after which everybody began screaming and shouting and calling for a physician.

“It regarded like the person was crushed along with the prepare.”

A British Transport Police spokesman mentioned: “Officers have been known as to Oxford Circus station shortly after 5.30pm following studies of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics additionally attended and a person has been taken to hospital the place he’s in a vital however steady situation.

“It’s believed he suffered a medical episode and fell onto the tracks. The incident will not be being handled as suspicious.”

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Police shut the gates to the tube station’s entrance[/caption]


Tube strains have tweeted updates for the reason that incident[/caption]

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