A passenger tumbled into the track at about 11:30 p.m. on August 9 at Beijing Metro Line 2 Chaoyangmen Station. At around 12:40 p.m., the scene was cleared, and subway line 2 resumed regular operation.
At about 2:00 p.m., the body was carried out of the station. Authorities confirmed to reporters that the passenger had died.
According to new.qq.com, a witness told reporters that he saw the rescue scene after the accident. He said that he was getting off the opposite carriage. He saw many people standing in front of him. Later, first aid staff, public safety, fire rescue, and other departments arrived. They soon pulled a passenger out of the gap between the platform door and the subway train.
The reporter saw that the passenger was carried out and immediately transferred to an office room at the end of the platform. Subsequently, healthcare workers and public security departments entered the scene as investigators.
After an hour of emergency treatment, at 12:40 p.m., the subway train parked in the middle of the platform slowly drove out of the station.
The staff removed the cordon and the inner ring direction resumed operation with normal vehicle access.
Beijing Metro issued a notice: the disposal site was completed, the contact rail resumed power supply, and the operation order was gradually restored.
It is not clear whether the passenger fell off the track, was squeezed in, or the place was too crowded. Is this connected to subway safety? or was it a consequence of reckless behavior or an intentional action?
The reason for the passenger’s death is under investigation.