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Eight People Hit By Subway Trains In 13 Days

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A spate of subway suicides, attempted-suicides, and accidents is spooking New Yorkers.

According to New York Daily News, in the past 13 days eight people have been hit by trains. That's about as many rail incidents that occur in an average month.

Some of the incidents since Feb. 13 appeared to have been intentional bids by the despondent to end their lives by jumping in front of trains from platforms, authorities said. In some instances, it's also possible that illness or drunkenness caused a fall to the tracks, authorities said.

It is not believed that any the victims were pushed in front of trains.