Suicide in Kharkov subway

Saltovskaya line of Kharkov subway stopped at around 7:00 p.m. on December 24. At the "Academician Pavlov” station a driver used public address system to ask people to leave the train - according to the witnesses, there was a man lying on the tracks.

The station is closed. Trains do not run between the stations “Academician Barabashov” and “Heroes of Labor”. Saltovskaya line trains run only to the “Academician Barabashov” station and back to the “Historical Museum” station.

According to Kharkov Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, on December 24 at about 7:45 p.m. the duty station of Kiev district regional department of Kharkov received a message about an unidentified man committing suicide by jumping under a train at “Studencheskaya” subway station.

Investigation group officers were promptly dispatched to the scene. The witnesses of the incident have been interrogated; they say, the victim jumped under a train voluntarily. This is also evidenced by CCTV footage. Police officers are identifying the victim and his age.

Saltovskaya line trains run using the backup route, without stopping at the station where the tragedy occurred.

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