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08/09/2018 12:35 BST

Family's 'Amazing' Escape After Falling Onto Tube Tracks As Train Approaches

Miraculous escape for mum, dad, and child.

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A tube train on the Jubilee line departing a platform at Baker Street Underground Station (file photo).

A family of three has “amazingly” survived after a mother and child fell into the path of an oncoming train on the London underground.

Police said it appeared the woman was walking along the platform at Baker Street Underground Station, pushing her child in a buggy, while looking up at the indicator board just before 10.15pm on Friday.

Officers said the woman did not realise how near she was to the edge of the platform and accidentally pushed the buggy wheels over it.

She, the buggy and the child fell on to the track and the father jumped down to help them, police said.

The family fell into a specially-designed “pit” dug into platforms on the underground to allow people who fall onto the tracks to escape oncoming trains.

People within the station at the time of the incident said on social media that they were evacuated due to an emergency.

British Transport Police said: “When they saw a train coming, all three were extremely fortunate in being able to move into a pit under the track and the train passed safely over the top of them.

“Amazingly none of them were seriously hurt, but as a precaution they were taken to hospital for check-ups.”