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Passenger hit by Tube train loses legs and arm

PUBLISHED: 11:41 17 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:53 05 October 2010

A PASSENGER is undergoing emergency surgery in hospital after losing both legs and an arm when he was hit by a London Underground train. Police and emergency fire crews were called to Aldgate East station where the 49-year-old was found trapped on the track under a train which had run over both legs and his arm

Mike Brooke

A PASSENGER is undergoing emergency surgery in hospital this afternoon after losing both legs and an arm when he was hit by a London Underground train.

Police and emergency fire crews were called to Aldgate East station in East London where the 49-year-old was found trapped on the track under a train yesterday morning (Tuesday). The train had run over both legs and his arm.

The man was taken by ambulance to the Royal London Hospital nearby, where he is under intensive care.

The hospital has confirmed his injuries, but says his condition today has now stabilised.

British Transport Police said: “A 49-year-old man from Ilford was injured after being struck by a train at Aldgate East. The incident is being treated as non-suspicious.”

The man’s family are expected at his hospital bedside this-afternoon.

The current was turned off on both eastbound and westbound tracks for an hour while yesterday’s rescue operation got under way.

Tens of thousands of commuters were hit by the suspension of both the District and the Hammersmith & City lines, which resumed running at about 11.15am.

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