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Cat cheats death by a whisker after surviving seven hours on Tube track

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If cats have nine lives, then this cat has just used them all up and a couple of hundred more after miraculously surviving after getting stuck on a London train track.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 14/02/2020, 22:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32

You know that phrase about what happens to curious cats. Well, two-year-old Blitz may be feeling less curious after his recent ordeal.

The adventurous kitty was discovered severely wounded by track workers on the Tube train at Tuffnell Park station. It's thought that the poor feline had been hit by a train and then become trapped on the tube tracks.

Miracle kitty

Incredibly, Blitz survived for seven hours, stuck in a gap between the negative and positive railway line.

It's thought that 250 tube trains will have passed within just whiskers of poor little Blitz.

Fortunately, workers eventually came to his rescue. When they found the cat, he had several strange bite marks on his body and a broken back.

To ensure workers were able to rescue Blitz safely, electricity was switched off and the Northern Line was temporarily suspended.


Blitz was taken to the vets for urgent treatment. He was given pain killers, but unfortunately, due to his injuries, Bitz's tail had to be amputated.

The lucky cat's owners were astonished to discover just what had happened to their feline friend and just how close he had come losing all his cat lives.

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