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Gants Hill station evacuated after fatality on the track

PUBLISHED: 19:46 21 April 2016 | UPDATED: 19:46 21 April 2016

Police at Gants Hill Roundabout

Police at Gants Hill Roundabout

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Commuters were evacuated from Gants Hill tube station after a man was struck by a train earlier this evening.

A fire engines was also seen attending the sceneA fire engines was also seen attending the scene

British Transport Police (BTP) and the Met attended the incident, which was reported at 5.27pm.

Medics from the London Ambulance service also attended but the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A spokesman for BTP said: “Officers were called to the Eastbound platform of the Central line at Gants Hill Underground Station, after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers are currently working to confirm the identity of the person, and inform their next of kin and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.

Commuters were evacuated from the stationCommuters were evacuated from the station

“The incident is being treated as non–suspicious”

One commuter called the Recorder to say that the entrance to the subway was closed and there were lots of police and fire engines.


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