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Tourist killed after urinating on railway line

Jul 22, 2008

A MAN who was killed at a busy railway station died when he reportedly urinated on the track, police said today.

British Transport Police confirmed the 41-year-old was electrocuted at Vauxhall station in south London at around 5.20pm on July 12.

He walked on to the track from Platform 1, a BTP spokesman said.

According to The Sun, the Polish tourist went to find somewhere discreet to go to the toilet and his urine splashed on to the live rail.

The newspaper said he was a married teacher who was believed to be visiting the UK to improve his English.

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said a fast response unit and two ambulances were sent to the station but the man died at the scene.

According to Network Rail, more than 60 people are killed on railway lines each year.

Tourist killed after urinating on railway line
Vauxhall station /

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