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Women jump in front of trains

A WOMAN apparently jumped from a platform of Metro Line 2 yesterday morning, halting operations for almost 30 minutes.

This follows a similar incident on Thursday, also on Line 2.

The Metro operator said the woman in yesterday's incident was injured and was being treated in hospital, but did not say what her condition was.

She was at the Central Avenue Station on Line 2 when the incident occurred about 10:30am. It is said she jumped as a train heading to Pudong International Airport arrived. It was not until 10:55am that normal service was resumed.

On Thursday, a woman is said to have deliberately jumped off the platform of the Longyang Road Station on Line 2 during rush hour. The driver had spotted her acting strangely and applied the brake.

However, she was still struck by the train and was in a coma when pulled clear. Services resumed about 20 minutes later.

Metro Lines 2, 3 and 4 have no screens to stop passengers reaching the tracks. Two similar accidents occurred along Line 3 last month, killing one person.

An official with the city's Metro operation center told Shanghai Daily yesterday there was no connection between the absence of screen doors and apparent suicide attempts. An investigation is under way.


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