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Commuters have been urged not to force the doors on trains after a man fell to his death from a moving train inside Melbourne’s city loop.
Police believe the man and his companion, a woman, forced the doors to get off the Frankston-bound train as it left Melbourne Central station shortly before midnight last night.
It is believed the man and woman are from Reservoir, in Melbourne’s north.
Transport Minister Lynne Kosky says she will receive a report on the incident from Public Transport Safety Victoria.
‘‘All of those matters are investigated where there is action that needs to be taken,’’ she told reporters today.
‘‘I think people need to be very clear that they shouldn’t be forcing the doors.’’
Police are interviewing a witness to the accident and will examine closed-circuit footage from cameras in the station.
Tme man, who leapt from the moving train, was killed after falling between the carriage and platform and being dragged onto the tracks, say police.
Witnesses told police the 36-year-old and his 35-year-old female companion forced the doors open as the Frankston-bound train accelerated out of Melbourne Central station.
The woman jumped to the platform safely, but the man fell and was dragged onto the tracks.
"The train doors closed, catching his foot," a police spokeswoman said.
Police said passengers who saw the incident hit the emergency button inside the train.
The train was halted at the next stop, Parliament station, and the rail tunnel was closed while the tracks were searched.
Police said the man's body was found 100 metres from where he slipped between the train and the platform.
Witnesses and the man's female friend spoke with police about how the man fell on the tracks.
CCTV footage of the incident is also being reviewed.
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