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Indian student struck by train at London Underground station, dies

A 33-year-old Indian man, pursuing an MBA in the UK, died after being struck by a train at a London Underground station in the capital’s southwest, authorities said on Monday.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2016 19:17 IST
Prasun Sonwalkar
Prasun Sonwalkar
Hindustan Times
London Underground,Mir Baquer Ali Rizvi,Osterley London Underground
Mir Baquer Ali Rizvi, from Hyderabad’s Miralam Mandi area, was pronounced dead at Osterley station last Tuesday.(Wikicommons)

Mir Baquer Ali Rizvi, a resident of Hyderabad, died after a London Underground train hit him at Osterley station on April 12, it was announced on Monday.

The British Transport Police (BTP) said the death of Rizvi, 33, was not being treated as suspicious. Unconfirmed reports said he was in Britain since 2009 and was an MBA student at the time of the accident that occurred near Heathrow airport.

A BTP spokesperson said: “We were called to Osterley London Underground station at 7.45 pm on Tuesday, 12th April, following reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Colleagues from Metropolitan Police Service, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade also attended, and a 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and his family have been made aware. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Rizvi was reportedly based in the UK for over six years while he pursued an MBA degree. (Facebook)

Osterley is served by the Piccadilly Line of London Underground that connects various terminals of Heathrow airport and other west London areas to central London.

Information about the incident was communicated to Indian authorities and Rizvi’s family in Hyderabad. Rizvi was from Miralam Mandi area of Hyderabad.

First Published: Apr 18, 2016 16:24 IST