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13-year-old girl killed by train while trying to retrieve cellphone from tracks

By Mason White 5:47 PM April 5, 2017
Dina Kadribasic
Dina Kadribasic
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A young girl lost her life while trying to retrieve a cellphone that has fallen onto train tracks, according to police in New York.

The New York Police Department said that 13-year-old Dina Kadribasic of Queens, died after being run over by the R train at the 63rd Drive-Rego Park subway station.

The incident unfolded on Sunday afternoon. The girl was rushed to the Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

According to witnesses on the platform, Kadribasic accidentally dropped her cellphone on the tracks, and jumped in to retrieve it.

However, the tracks are four feet below the platform, and she had a hard time getting up before being hit by the R train.

Commuters on the R train reported that they heard a loud sound as they pulled into the station. They looked out of the window and saw multiple people crying and screaming.

People were trying to lift the train to free the girl, but she was thrown several feet by the impact.

Police have warned the public never to retrieve anything from the tracks as there is a high risk of electrocution or being killed by an oncoming train.