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Woman dies after mobility scooter fall at Barnsley station

Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Barnsley railway station
Image caption The 73-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

A woman whose mobility scooter fell under a train at Barnsley railway station has died in hospital.

The 73-year-old, from Monk Bretton near Barnsley, fell off the platform at 14:30 GMT on 1 February.

She was freed by the fire service and taken to hospital but died on Sunday.

Although her injuries were not life threatening, British Transport Police said her medical condition severely hampered her recovery. An inquest is being arranged.

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