Man loses arm after falling on to train tracks

A MAN man was recovering in hospital yesterday after his left arm had to be amputated following an accident at a Scottish railway station.

The 21-year-old man from Buckie in Moray, who has still to be named, sustained serious arm injuries when he was run over by a train after falling from the platform at Perth station on Sunday night.

He is understood to have been trying to board the train when the accident happened. His left arm was badly crushed during the incident and had to be amputated by surgeons at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

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A British Transport Police spokesman said: “A 21-year-old man from Buckie was standing on the platform at Perth about 10,50pm on Sunday when he appears to have fallen between the platform and the train from Queen Street in Glasgow to Aberdeen.

“His left arm was seriously injured in the accident and he was taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital where he is still detained. His condition has been described as serious but stable.”

The spokesman added: “There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A ScotRail spokesman said: “We are co-operating fully in the investigation into this tragic incident involving a young man, and are aware that police have advised there are no suspicious circumstances.”

The accident came just hours after the discovery of a body led to major disruption on the same track. The body of a 40-year-old man was found on the railway line near Arbroath shortly before 7am on Saturday.

It is thought the man had been knocked down before the train driver spotted him. Railway police officers closed down the track for more than three hours.