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Wednesday, 15 May, 2002, 13:14 GMT 14:14 UK
Inquiry after Tube death
London underground
The men were "messing around" on the platform
An American man was killed and another was left seriously injured after they were struck by an underground train at King's Cross station.

Witnesses said the men had been "messing around" before they fell near the edge of the platform and were hit by the oncoming train.

British Transport Police said one man died at the scene and the other was taken to the neurological unit at University College Hospital.

The incident happened on the northbound Victoria line at King's Cross at 0020 BST.

A police spokesman said: "Witnesses to the incident said that the pair had been messing around.

"They said it seemed friendly - they didn't think it was violent."

The names of the two men have not yet been released but both were 21 and from San Francisco in America.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.


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