Woman killed after falling under tube at Clapham South

Woman killed after falling under tube in suspected suicide

Woman killed after falling under tube in suspected suicide

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A woman died after falling under a moving tube.

Firefighters and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called to Clapham South station at 9.20am yesterday morning.

The woman, who is believed to have been aged between 25 to 30 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokeswoman for the LAS said: "We were called at 9.22am to reports of a person under a train at Clapham South underground station.

"We sent two single responders in cars and a duty officer.

"Sadly, the patient was dead at the scene.”

A spokeswoman for the British Transport Police BTS said: “BTP officers were called to Clapham South London Underground station on Sunday, February 3 after a report of a woman being struck by a southbound Northern line train.

“Officers from BTP and Metropolitan Police attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 9.23am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from London Ambulance Service also attended but the woman, believed to be in her thirties, was pronounced dead at the scene."

Clapham South station was closed for several hours while the Northern Line was suspended between Stockwell and Morden until 10.20am.

Tributes to the woman were posted on Twitter.

Jess Sinton said: "Too many people are jumping in front of tubes, just seen a body stretchered out of Clapham South, absolutely awful."

Did you know the victim? Call 020 8722 6344 or email arucki@london.newsquest.co.uk

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