Pictured: War hero, 59, who was crushed to death by two Tube trains after falling into gap between carriage and the platform as his family demands TfL ‘takes responsibility’

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  • Tower Hamlets’ 59-year-old Father of-10 Gama Mohamed Warsem ‘stumped’ and fell
  • He was at Waterloo station on the Bakerloo platform on May 26, 2020 at 10.06 am
  • His daughter admires her ‘beloved’ father who fought in the Somalian Civil War
  • But he rebuked TfL in questioning at the Inner South London Coroner’s Court

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A ‘war hero’ who was fatally crushed by two London Underground trains after falling into a gap is named and pictured as his family calls for Transport for London (TfL), which is a very Death ‘takes responsibility’ on first day of delayed interrogation.

Father-of-10 Gama Mohamed Warsem, 59, of Tower Hamlets, ‘stumbling’ between a platform and a train at Waterloo station on the Bakerloo Line on May 26, 2020 at 10.06 am.

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Despite trying to escape and waving his hands for 20 seconds, he was crushed and dragged 16 meters from the first train, and then crushed by the second train, which caused an emergency after a passenger on the platform alerted the driver. braked.

A post-mortem examination revealed that the 59-year-old had died of ‘catastrophic trauma’ to his brain, heart and lungs.

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Yesterday, at the Inner South London Coroner’s Court, Mr Warsem’s daughter Samara Mohamed read her poignant statement on record before answering questions.

She praised her ‘kind, loving and gentle’ father who was ‘a hero for her country’ – but she slammed TfL, saying that ‘sadly in the last moments of his life’ He needed help and there was no one to help him.

Father-of-10 Gama Mohamed Warsem, 59, of Tower Hamlets, ‘stumbling’ between a platform and a train at Waterloo station on the Bakerloo Line on May 26, 2020 at 10.06 am.

A 59-year-old man was badly crushed by two London Underground trains after falling into the gap between the train and the platform.

A 59-year-old man was badly crushed by two London Underground trains after falling into the gap between the train and the platform.

The court heard how Mr Warsem fought in the Somalian Civil War, during which he was tortured and had shrapnel in his legs. He fled the country and was given asylum in Britain where he had lived for 30 years at the time of his death.

Ms Mohamed said: ‘We believe that our father died from a cause other than just an accident and that change is needed to help someone else.

‘After all, he was a remarkable man and sometimes, something remarkable needs to happen to change the world.

‘We as a family want TfL and London Underground to take the responsibility of raising awareness of what is happening on their platform.’

An investigation by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) already found the Operations Monitor – which lets drivers see issues on the platform – after investigators conducted simulation tests with a mannequin to ‘identify the person who fell into the gap’. unsuitable for.

RAIB principal investigator Richard Brown admitted: ‘What the driver could see at the time is not recorded, so we don’t really know.’

Courts were shown pictures of simulation runs that showed how difficult it was to see a passenger on the platform or in the gap.

Mr Brown explained that the cameras did not meet the 1997 or 2000 ‘size requirement of the person looking at the monitor’. However he noted that the drivers were in good health, well rested, and tested for their vision.

The court heard how the curvature of the stage at Waterloo caused Mr Warsem to fall down, the smallest being 264 mm wide. According to Mr Brown the maximum depth of the fall was 580 mm – at thigh level, but he suggested Mr Warsem fell in a ‘prone position’ and may have been unable to move his legs and pull himself out.

Senior coroner Andrew Harrison still seemed baffled, saying: ‘It seems amazing that someone could actually fit in that gap?’

Mr. Brown also described the stage as noisy. He added, ‘You have to be very close to people to have a normal conversation.’ ‘You needed to shout… If someone was more than a car or two away, they would struggle to hear you.’

CCTV installed on the platform did not record the sound, so it is not clear whether Mr Warsem called for help.

The court heard how his war effort left him with PTSD without a diagnosis, which caused him to self-medicate with alcohol, according to his family.

Ms Mohamed told the court she didn’t have a ‘drinking problem’ but that it was ‘a social thing,’ it was for her PTSD’.

A report from Mr Warsem’s GP showed he suffered from alcohol dependence until 2009, after which he came to the doctor with an alcohol problem and was referred to the dependency charity RESET.

In one report, pathologist Dr Simon Poole said: ‘The very high levels of alcohol in his blood and urine may have affected his coordination and balance and predisposed him to falls.’

But speaking to the court, toxicologist Dr Susan Patterson went a step further, saying that alcohol levels ‘probably’ would have made them ‘likely to fall’.

Mr Warsem’s blood alcohol level was 300mg per liter which is ‘normally associated with coma and possibly death’.

Dr Patterson explained that he may have built up a tolerance and answered questions from the family’s lawyer about how it might have affected his downfall. She added: ‘This is an extremely high level that would have impressed anyone.’

In tribute to her late father, daughter Ms Mohamed said: ‘He was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and a hero to his country.

‘As a family we will never be able to explain what our father means to his family and loved ones. Whatever we say, he will never be able to do justice to what he means to us or others.

‘He was a remarkable man. He was the most selfless, generous, intelligent, all great man you have ever known. He was easy to love and easy to connect with.

‘My father was a selfless man, and he put himself before others. He was respectful, he was kind, he was very loving and gentle. He worked hard in whatever he did. He told us to always be truthful. He was a man of his word and always put others before him.

‘He was a hero to us and his family, he was also a hero to his country. He was a brave man. He was nicknamed ‘Lion’ – imagine he was given the nickname of Lion when he was 10 years old.

‘He showed kindness and love to all living beings. He also saw the good in people. He never held any hatred. He was the definition of a strong man and a survivor.

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