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Man caught in subway doors dragged to his death

KEW GARDENS, Queens — A commuter trying to get onto an F train just as its doors were closing became caught in those doors and was dragged to his death in Queens, an MTA official said Tuesday.

It happened about 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens station, the agency's spokesman said.

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The deceased, who has not been identified, was trying to board a southbound F train when he became stuck and was dragged as the subway pulled out of the station, officials said.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Sources tell PIX11 News the train would have operated if the doors were open and it was checked. No defects were found.

Official reports will be filed by the NYPD and MTA.

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