Monday, April 19, 2021

Man Saves Life of Boy Who Fell on Tracks

Mumbai: A railway pointsman has saved the life of a six-year-old boy who fell on the railway tracks at Vangani station near Mumbai by hauling him onto a platform in the nick of time while a speeding train was approaching, Railway officials said on Monday.

The CCTV footage of the incident which occurred at platform number 2 of the station on April 17 shows a man, later identified as the pointsman Mayur Shelke, running from another side of the railway tracks towards a boy while a train was just a few feet away.

The video grab shows Shelke lifting the boy onto the platform and then pulling himself up.

The thrilling incident was over within five seconds and the speeding train passed the spot where the child had fallen in less than two seconds.

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