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Police: 7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling Between SEPTA Subway Cars

Authorities say the boy was selling candy with his 11-year-old brother and a 26-year-old man when he slipped and fell onto the tracks.


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Police taped off a SEPTA Broad Street Line entrance after a 7-year-old boy fell between subway cars and died on Sunday evening. | Image via 6ABC Action News

A 7-year-old boy died after falling between two subway cars on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line on Sunday evening.

Police say the boy fell shortly before 6 p.m. The incident happened on the southbound side of the Broad Street Line, between Allegheny and North Philadelphia stations, per a SEPTA spokesperson.

The boy was selling candy on a southbound train when he slipped through cars while the vehicle was moving, according to police. A SEPTA spokesperson said he was selling candy to passengers with his 11-year-old brother and a 26-year-old man, according to Philly.com.

The boy was pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m. Officials shut down the Broad Street Line between Erie and Girard stations for several hours while they investigated the incident.

The boy’s name has not been released.