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Two people die hit by a metro train in Paris

Two people, a man and a woman, died on the night of Wednesday to Thursday after being hit by a metro train in Paris, said the transport authority in the Paris region RATP and the firefighters.

The victims would be homeless people who were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the tragedy, report the French media, adding that the Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation to determine the causes of this accident.

Around 12:45 a.m. at the Gaîté metro station (XIV arrondissement), “two people voluntarily descended on the tracks before being hit by the train returning to the station,” said the RATP.

The emergency services intervened but the two people were pronounced dead.

According to CCTV footage, the woman voluntarily descended onto the tracks, before being joined by the man, whose identity is unknown at this stage, according to a police source.

The two victims were trying to get back on the platform when the train arrived at the station and hit them.

Last Saturday, a 46-year-old woman also died in the Paris metro after being hit by a train. The victim had rushed out of the metro train, his jacket remaining stuck in the doors which had closed. The train then restarted, and the woman was caught under the train.



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