A 12 year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a train at Brixton Tube station.
The girl was struck next to at about 8.40am this morning, before firefighters, police and ambulance crews worked to rescue her.
The incident closed Brixton tube station for over an hour, causing rush-hour chaos as commuters struggled to get on buses to continue their journey to work.
Angela Wolff, who was on the platform at the time of the incident, said: “Someone went under the train just as I turned onto the platform.
“Still feel like I’m in shock and I didn’t even see anything. Just heard the bang and screams and a sea of shocked pale faces.”
The station reopened at about 10am, and trains on the Victoria line are now running with minor delays.
A spokesman for the British Transport Police (BTP) said: “BTP and Metropolitan Police officers attended the incident which was reported to BTP at 8.40am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
“Paramedics from London Ambulance Service also attended and the girl, believed to be 12-years-old, was taken to the King’s College hospital for treatment. Enquiries are ongoing to inform her family.”
A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said that the Air Ambulance team in a car helped regular ambulance crew treat the girl at the scene. She has been taken to Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, suffering from serious injuries.
It is not yet known why the girl was on the tracks.