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Highbury and Islington station evacuated after person is hit by train and dies

PUBLISHED: 19:44 19 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:13 20 February 2019

Highbury & Islington station.Picture:Ken Mears

Highbury & Islington station.Picture:Ken Mears

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Highbury and Islington station was evacuated on Tuesday night after a person was hit by a train and died.

The station was cleared just before 7.15pm following the incident.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Highbury and Islington station after reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended however a person way sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are in the process of informing their family. This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The station remained closed for more than an hour, and roads were closed around Highbury Corner while emergency services deal with the situation.

People took to Twitter to express their grief at what happened, and praised TfL staff for their handling of the situation.

Call Samaritans for confidential emotional support, free on 116 123.

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