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Metro suicide leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured

A couple jumped off the platform of a Metro Line 1 station in a suicide attempt today and brought the subway into a halt during the morning rush hour.

The man was killed and the woman was injured by a fast moving train as it pulled into the station.

The incident happened at 7:43am at Line 1's Gonghe Xincun station where the couple was seen jumping into the tunnel just as the train was coming into the station.

They were carried out by Metro staff before 8am and the operation gradually resumed. Passengers were stranded at some busy stations along the line.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital while the woman was in a critical condition. Police are investigating the case.


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