Teen with burns found dead on subway tracks at Bronx station

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FOXHURST, the Bronx – The NYPD is investigating a teenager's death after he was found dead on subway tracks inside a Bronx subway station early Tuesday.

MTA workers look for clues into the death of a man who was found dead inside the Hunts Point Station on November 15, 2016. (Photo: PIX11/Vinny Shields)

MTA workers look for clues into the death of a teen who was found dead inside the Whitlock Avenue Station early Tuesday. (Photo: PIX11/Vinny Shields)

Police said they received a 911 call of an "aided male" at the Whitlock Avenue stop around 2:20 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy with burns to his chest on the roadbed of the northbound No. 6 train tracks, according to police. He was declared dead at the scene.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released to the public.

PIX11 video shows MTA workers leaving a subway tunnel while canvassing the tracks and platform.

The death comes amid an increased call for more security measures to ensure passenger safety near subway tracks.

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