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Swedish man killed by subway train

Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:35 AM   |   Comments

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Police say a Swedish man was probably killed instantly when he was struck by a Stockholm subway train while urinating off the platform this weekend.

The 21-year-old victim seemed to slip and fall on to the tracks as the train pulled into a station in the capital's Sodermalm district early Sunday.

"The air pressure from the approaching train could have contributed to him losing his balance," police spokesman Jonas Palm told the Swedish news agency TT.

Alcohol was also suspected as a contributing cause, TT said, and the man's friends did not believe he committed suicide. The incident was being investigated as an accident.

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