Man Killed In 'Tragic Accident' On Tube

30 March 2015, 11:24 | Updated: 30 March 2015, 11:26

A man has died and another is in a critical condition after an accident on London Underground.

It's thought a 35 year-old man from London was killed after he jumped onto the tracks on the Northern Line at Old Street station early yesterday to help a man from Manchester who had fallen onto them.

He was taken to the Royal Free Hospital, where he later died.

British Transport Police said they are not treating the incident as suspicious, adding that it appeared to be a "tragic accident".

A BTP spokesman said: "Our officers were called to Old Street station at 12.22am on Sunday following reports of a person being struck by a train.

"On arrival officers discovered two men on the tracks with serious injuries. The men - one aged 32 from Manchester and the other aged 35 from London - were treated at the scene by colleagues from the London Ambulance Service and then taken to Royal Free Hospital in a critical condition.

"The 35-year-old man from London died in hospital later that day. The 32-year-old from Manchester remains in a stable but critical condition.

"Officers are not treating the incident, which appears to be a tragic accident, as suspicious."

A Transport for London spokesman said: "At 00:21 hours on Sunday two men were involved in a collision with a train on the southbound track at Old Street station.

"Emergency services attended the scene and the men were taken to Royal Free Hospital. Police colleagues described the incident as non-suspicious, and we are working with them on a thorough investigation."