Accident at an underground station - level 3

Accident at an underground station - level 3

26-08-2014 15:00

This CCTV footage shows the moment a child in a buggy was blown onto the tracks at a London Underground station, just seconds before a train arrived.

In the frightening footage released by British Transport Police, a couple is seen leaving the pushchair at the bottom of the stairs close to a platform while they went to assist other family members. But a strong gust of wind blew the unattended buggy, carrying the child on to the tracks with an incoming train moments away from arriving.

After realising what had happened, the child's panic-stricken mother can be seen rushing on to the tracks to carry the baby and the pushchair back onto the platform.

Police are attempting to trace the couple involved to ensure the child did not suffer any injuries in the incident.

Difficult words: CCTV footage (security camera video), buggy (pushchair), gust (sudden strong rush of wind), attempt (try), trace (find), ensure (make sure).


How to improve your English with News in Levels:



  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.