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Woman has leg amputated after train accident

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Woman has leg amputated after train accident
11:28 CEST+02:00
A woman in Stockholm has had to have part of her leg amputated after she was run over by a train at Central Station on Wednesday.

The accident happened when the 33-year-old woman ran after a moving train and tried to hold the door open for two friends who were a few steps behind her on the platform. As she attempted to climb aboard, the woman fell and landed under the wheels of the train.

"At 4.42pm we received information that a woman on platform six had been run over by a train and had part of her leg ripped off," police spokesman Björn Engström told news agency TT.

Passengers on board the train pulled the emergency break but didn't notice any effect. Only after they had run into a first class carriage and pulled the brake there did the train come to a halt, according to police.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Karolinska Hospital.

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