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Passengers push 32 tonne train off trapped woman at Japanese railway station

Spotted on the Herald Sun:

Passengers push train off trapped woman at Japanese railway station

Train passengers and railway staff push a train car in their effort to rescue a woman who fell and got stuck between the car and the platform while getting off at Minami Urawa Station in Saitama, near Tokyo. Picture: Norihiro Shigeta Source: AP

DOZENS of Japanese train passengers pushed a 32-tonne train carriage away from the platform to free a woman who had fallen into the 20cm gap between the train and platform during the busy morning rush hour yesterday.

The act of heroism was captured by a newspaper photographer, whose photo of the rescue ran in the Yomiuri daily’s evening edition.

A public announcement that a passenger was trapped prompted about 40 people to join train officials to push the carriage, whose suspension system allows it to lean to either side, according to the Yomiuri newspaper, Japan’s largest daily. The unnamed woman in her 30s was then pulled out uninjured to applause from onlookers at JR Minami-Urawa station, just north of Tokyo.

After just an eight-minute delay, the train went on its way.

Credits: Herald Sun

Thumbs up to the Japanese people for working together to help the woman out!
Reckon Singaporeans will do that..?

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