A woman has died at a London Underground Station after she ‘dropped her bag and threw herself in front of a train’, witnesses claim.
The incident happened at Bethnal Green station in east London on the central line at around 12pm.
Photographs of the scene captured a heavy police presence along with other emergency services.
Photographs of the scene captured a heavy police presence along with other emergency services
The station was closed, disrupting the service between Liverpool Street and Leytonstone, but has now been reopened.
One traveller, Kayleigh Cogley, tweeted: ‘A woman just threw herself in front of the tube right in front of me at Bethnal Green station.
‘Central line going east bound. I seen it with my own eyes. She dropped her bag and jumped.’
One said: ‘Big response in Bethnal Green. Whatever’s happened might wanna avoid’.
Another tweeted: ‘Thoughts and prayers that they are and will be safe. Warning to people getting the tube, Central Line is at a standstill as someone is stuck under a train on the East side of the line.'
The incident happened at Bethnal Green station in east London on the central line at around 12pm
Central Line tweeted: ‘Bethnal Green Station - Closed due to a person on the track.’
‘No service between Liverpool Street and Leytonstone eastbound due to a person on the track.
‘Severe delays on the rest of the line.’
Later they posted: ‘Bethnal Green Station - Now fully open and trains are stopping as normal.’
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 11.58am to Bethnal Green Station, Cambridge Heath Road to reports of a person hit by a train.
‘We sent a number of resources to the scene including an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and our hazardous area response team.
‘Sadly, the patient died at the scene.’
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