Man hit by Tube train at Stockwell dies

Passengers outside Stockwell Tube station Image copyright Emily Shackleton
Image caption Passengers were evacuated from Stockwell Tube station following the accident

A man who was hit by a rush-hour Tube while apparently bending down to pick up a bag has died.

John Burgess, 27, from Dulwich, was struck on 10 April and died three days later, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Eyewitnesses on Twitter described the accident at Stockwell in south London as "horrific".

Transport for London, said the accident happened on a Northern Line platform which was not overcrowded.

Image copyright Tim Frisby
Image caption The air ambulance landed close by to take John Burgess to hospital

In a statement police said: "BTP officers are currently preparing a report for the coroner and the incident is not being treated as suspicious."

An inquest has been opened and adjourned.

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