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Woman falls on tracks, struck and killed by train

August 30, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — A 35-year-old woman has died in Chicago after she fell on train tracks and was struck by a train.

Chicago Police say the woman was just south of downtown before 6 a.m. Friday when she apparently suffered a medical emergency and fell from the platform onto the Red Line tracks.

Police say the woman may have been electrocuted by the third rail. The woman whose name hasn’t been released was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two Chicago Transit Authority workers were taken to a hospital after apparently suffering panic attacks.

In recent weeks, more than a half dozen people have been killed by trains in and around Chicago. One was a woman who was struck by a Red Line train after going on the tracks to retrieve a cell phone.

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