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Intoxicated British National Falls on Metro Rails

A metro train approaches the platform Andrei Makhonin

A 28-year-old British man fell onto the rails at the Borisovo metro station Tuesday, escaping in time to avoid being hit by a metro train.

Police said the London native was intoxicated and fell down as a result of carelessness, Interfax reported.

A quick-thinking witness of the accident was able to help the man, who received a concussion and fractured his tibia, without having the electric third rail de-activated or stopping metro train traffic.

The man's name and occupation were not released by police, but they did say he owns an apartment in Moscow.

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