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Man falls to his death yards from scene of station tragedy

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A MAN plunged to his death near a Tube station that was the scene of another fatal fall the previous day.

The latest victim, described as being in his late 50s and wearing a suit, plummeted three floors at about 8.30am yesterday in a shopping centre linked to Canary Wharf station in east London.

A witness claimed he appeared to look at his phone and possibly sent a text message just seconds earlier.

On Monday a 32-year-old man died after falling near escalators by a platform at the station serving the financial hub at about 3pm.

Jordan Bruin, a manager at a nearby clothing shop, said he heard ‘the loudest bang’ as yesterday’s victim hit the ground. ‘The noise was unlike anything I had ever heard before — I thought it must have been a gun shot — then I heard screaming,’ the 25-year-old said.

‘I ran out of the shop and there was a guy lying on the floor, he had fallen from the top floor.

‘There were quite a few people around, and ambulance staff appeared fast — they gave him CPR for 15 minutes.’

The death is being investigated but a woman who witnessed the aftermath said she understood that no one else had been involved.

‘Security came and told me a man jumped,’ she said.

Police have said Monday’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

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