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Toddler Dies After Falling Off Of Subway Platform In Lower Manhattan

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Toddler Dies After Falling Off Of Subway Platform In Lower Manhattan

A New York boy was killed after he lost his balance on a subway platform and fell onto the tracks at the Fulton Street station in Manhattan.

According to the Daily Mail, Shamari Anderson was struck and killed by an uptown No.2 train around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the NYPD reported that Anderson suffered from “severe trauma” and was transported to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan where he later passed away. A witness said the toddler’s mother, Sowell,  was tying his shoe before the boy lost his footing as the train entered the station.

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‘The mother was coming down the stairs with three bags. The little boy was in front of her and there was another train [that] was coming from Flatbush.He saw the train, the train was a little faster, so he walked right through the train.’ 

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Twenty MTA workers were required to push the train car back in order to pull the child out from the tracks. A statement from the New York City Transit was released on their official Twitter stating their condolences for the boy’s family.

‘Our hearts break for the family and the MTA is praying for them. Our thoughts are with the crew of the train as well. ‘We cannot imagine their pain, and we cannot adequately convey our thoughts in 280 characters, so we’ll just remind everyone out there to be kind and take care of one another,’

Further reports noted that Shamari and his mother were living in a shelter before his death.

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