Woman plunges under Tube train at East Ham and survives

A woman plunged in front of a Tube train at East Ham station this morning in an apparent suicide attempt, leaving the female driver and those on the platform in a state of shock.

The driver slammed on the brakes and the passengers were ordered out of the carriages as the emergency service were called.

But as the passengers stood around fearing the worst unbeknown to them the woman had survived her leap, falling into the deep pit below the rails. Then she climbed from underneath the train and fled the station,

Fire crews and British Transport Police arrived and once the power supplies were switched off they made a thorough search of the stationary train, both under and inside only to report there was no body to be found. It was almost 30 minutes later, just before 12 noon, that the train could get back underway to central London.

A British Transport Police spokesperson admitted it was a strange incident.

Nevertheless, she said, “We are concerned for the woman’s welfare and anyone with information regarding her whereabouts, or the incident, is urged to contact police.”

They should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident number 214 of 28/03/2012.

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