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Man’s Legs Severed By D Train; Another Man Killed By E Train

People enter the subway at Union Square (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

People enter the subway at Union Square (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man’s legs were severed by a subway train in the Bronx Saturday night, and another man was killed by a train in Manhattan Sunday morning – bringing the total number of subway-related deaths or injuries to seven in the past week.

In the Bronx incident, the victim got up from a bench on the platform at the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium stop, staggered, and fell onto the track bed, according to a New York Post report. He was hit by a D train and his legs were severed, the newspaper reported.

The man was taken an area hospital, and was expected to survive, the newspaper reported.

A witness, Joey Boots, captured video of firefighters and paramedics responding to the scene. The first responders are seen carrying the injured victim through the mezzanine level of the station on a stretcher, and up to a waiting ambulance at street level.

At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, another man was struck and killed by an E train at the 23rd Street station in Chelsea, according to published reports. Police said in published reports that the man jumped onto the tracks.

The latest incidents bring the total number of incidents involving the subway system to seven in the past week.

On Friday night, a man was killed by a southbound No. 2 train at the 34th Street-Penn Station stop, police told 1010 WINS.

On Wednesday, a man was hit and killed by an F train at the Roosevelt Avenue-74th Street station in Jackson Heights, Queens, and another man was hurt after falling onto the tracks at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station.

On Thursday, another person was hit and killed by an F train at the Briarwood-Van Wyck Boulevard, also in Queens, according to published reports. And on Friday morning, a man was hit by a No. 1 train at the 86th Street stop on the Upper West Side.

Published reports indicated that the incidents on the F train were both suicides.

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