Man, 27, dies on NYC subway tracks

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A 27-year-old man died Friday when he made contact with the third rail on Manhattan subway tracks and was struck by a train, cops said. 

Witnesses told police they spotted a man lying on the third rail at the Houston Street station around 7:30 a.m., cops said. It’s unclear how he ended up on the tracks. 

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A man was spotted lying on the third rail.
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Paramedics responding
Paramedics responded to the accident at Houston and Varick Streets.
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EMS crew outside of subway station
The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning.
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A southbound No. 1 train then pulled into the station and struck the victim, cops said. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene.