London Lite Thursday, 24 September 2009 Live cable terror on St Pancras platform Passengersleapfortheirlivesas25,000-voltpowerlinesnaps Passengers getting off a eurostar train fled in terror when a live overhead cable fell inches away from them. The 25,000-volt cable collapsed as the 5.13pm from Paris to London drew into st Pancras International yesterday. Travellers screamed as it snaked uncon- trollably across the platform, showering sparks and narrowly missing them. One passenger, Michael stirling said: I was just helping someone off the train with their bags when I heard this fizz- ling noise. suddenly this huge cable snapped. It was snaking all over the platform. People were screaming and throwing themselves out of the way. If it had touched anyone they would have been killed. Mr stirling, 37, from north London, said he and other passengers ran from the platform. I just crouched down behind the stairwell, he said. There were hundreds of people there. People were rushing towards the exit. The fire brigade was called as engi- neers worked on shutting down the cable. a spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade said: We attended at st Pancras platform nine where a high voltage cable was short circuiting. It was dealt with PATIENTS treated for mental illnesses have criticised London hospitals in the biggest ever survey of their experiences of the NHS. The capitals mental health trusts scored among the lowest in the country for cleanliness and safety in a health watchdog report. An NHS London spokesman commented: Progress is being made to improve peoples experiences of mental health care in London. by Mark blunden Hospitals facerap Safety checks: engineers investigate the accident Sound&Lite 1 (-) NeedForSpeed:Shift (EA Games) 2 (1) GuitarHero5(Redoctane) 3 (2) ColinMcRae:Dirt2 (Codemasters) 4 (3) Batman:ArkhamAsylum (Eidos) 5 (6) WiiSportsResort (Nintendo) 6 (-) Wet(Bethesda Softworks) 7 (4) theBeatles:RockBand (EA Games) 8 (8) CallOfDuty4:Modern Warfare(Activision) 9 (5) WiiFit(Nintendo) 10(11) tigerWoodsPgatour10 (EA Sports) Source: UK Chart Track POST yOur iblOG reVIeWS aT thisislondon.co.uk/lite TOP 10 GAMES Gamesreviews Need For Speed: ShiFt (pS3) ThE Need For Speed franchise returns with a fairly decent racing sim that has an emphasis on rewarding you for trading paint with your fellow racers. Theres enough to keep racing fans happy, but not delighted. (EA, 49.99) halo 3: odSt (XboX 360) SupERB new action adventure set in the ever-popular halo universe, with a strong storyline backed by intense action, great visuals and well-balanced controls. Shame the multiplayer isnt much different to last years halo 3. (Microsoft, 39.99) aLiStair foSter by British rail engineers and declared safe at 7.14pm. There were no injuries. an investigation has been launched into how the cable, which powers the train, became dis- lodged. Bram smets, spokesman for eurostar, said: We had a catenary [wiring] problem after a cable came loose. no one was hurt. engineers are trying to find out how this happened and to find out who is responsible for the fault. The incident caused t r ave l ch ao s a s a l l eurostar trains in and out of st Pancras were halted for two hours. Close thing: passengers Jose Luis Perez and wife Anna index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html