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A 35-year-old man is thought to have jumped onto the track at the Old Street stationReuters

A London man has died after he leapt onto the London Underground track at Old Street station after another man had fallen on to the Northern Line.

The 35-year-old sustained serious injuries and later died at the Royal London Hospital.

A 32-year-old man, from Manchester, who is thought to have fallen on to the track, sustained severe injuries and is in a stable but critical condition at the same hospital.

A British Transport Police statement said officers were called to the station at 12.22am on Sunday (29 March 2015) following reports of a person being struck by a train.

"On arrival officers discovered two men on the tracks with serious injuries. The men - one aged 32 from Manchester and the other aged 35 from London - were treated at the scene by colleagues from the London Ambulance Service and then taken to Royal Free Hospital in a critical condition.

"The 35-year-old man from London died in hospital later that day. The 32-year-old from Manchester remains in a stable but critical condition. Officers are not treating the incident, which appears to be a tragic accident, as suspicious."


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