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Commuters watch in horror as man struck on head by Tube train

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The man was hit on the head by a Tube train as horrified commuters looked on
The man was hit on the head by a Tube train as horrified commuters looked on

Commuters have watched in horror as a man was reportedly hit on the head by a Tube train in London.

The incident happened at Stockwell station on the Northern line in south London, with a witness reporting that the man had been leaning over to get his bag when he was struck.

Police and ambulance teams attended to the man, with the station, which also serves the Victoria line, shut for a time.

The man, believed to be in his 20s was taken to hospital. His condition is critical.

Chris Duncan tweeted: "Was on this train. Awful. Man hit in the head by oncoming Tube train in horrific accident."

Nick Brown, London Underground's chief operating officer, said: "Just before 9am a passenger on a Northern line platform was struck by a train entering Stockwell station.

"Our emergency response team and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene. We are investigating the incident to understand exactly what happened but we have already established that while the station was busy, the platform was not overcrowded."