New York news: 10-year-old child killed by subway train in Queens after collapsing onto tracks

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023 1:30PM

Child fatally struck by subway in Queens after fainting onto tracks

NEW YORK — A 10-year-old girl was fatally struck by a subway train in New York City after suffering a medical episode on the platform early Tuesday.

Officials say the girl was standing at a Queens station when she collapsed on the platform, just before 6:40 a.m.

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The operator of the oncoming train saw her fall and pulled the emergency brakes, but was unable to stop in time, authorities said.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have reviewed surveillance cameras that captured the incident. Officials say no criminality is suspected.

Subway service was heavily disrupted Tuesday morning.

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