Horror at Hackney Wick station as woman is electrocuted



One of the entrances to the station

One of the entrances to the station

Horrified train users watched as a 22-year-old woman fell onto the station platform, last night after receiving electrical shocks.

Witnesses have spoken of seeing her jump on a freight train that pulled in, and later jumping off, when a man admonished her. They described her as possibly drunk.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokeswoman said: “BTP officers were called to Hackney Wick rail station on Wednesday, 29 January after a report that a woman had been injured.

“The incident was reported to BTP at 11.06pm.

“It is believed that the woman fell from the roof of a train and then came into contact with electricity from the overhead power lines.

“Medics from the London Ambulance Service also attended and the woman was taken to Royal London Hospital with burns injuries”.

Officers are now working to establish how she came to be on the train.  She currently remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A witness Ty Tripp exchanged the following tweets minutes after it happened.




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