New Yorker pushed onto subway track, hit by train
NEW YORK, Dec 03, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
A man was pushed down the subway
platform in Manhattan, New York city, on Monday afternoon, and
killed by a train, according to local reports.
It happened around 12:30 PM at a subway station at 49th Street
and 7th Avenue, and it was reported that the 58-year-old victim
was pushed onto the rail tracks by another person after a possible
The man struggled to get back to the platform before he was
struck by the train, and he was then pulled from the tracks and
taken to the nearby hospital in critical condition, but was later
Local reports quoted witness as saying that everyone was
evacuated from the subway platform after the incident, and police
were interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video.
The New York city subway is one of the world's oldest public
transit systems, which was built over a century ago, and it ranks
the seventh busiest rapid transit rail system in the world.
However, it is not the safest one, due to its lack of protection
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