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Woman killed by New York City subway train

NEW YORK — New York City police said a young woman stumbling around on a Manhattan subway platform not far from Times Square fell onto the tracks and was killed by a train.

The accident happened at around 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day at the No. 2 line station on 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, one stop from where revelers gather in Times Square to see the ball drop.

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Police said the victim was in her 20s. Her name was not immediately released.

Subway deaths are common in the city. Last year, according a report in the Daily News, there was about a fatality a week.

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But track deaths have been getting extra scrutiny in recent weeks after two men were shoved to their deaths in December.

Associated Press

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