Passers-by Push 32-Ton Train Off Woman

Somehow, she walks away basically unscathed

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 23, 2013 8:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – A woman fell into the gap between a Tokyo train and the station platform yesterday during the morning rush hour as she tried to disembark, and got trapped—but fortunately for her, about 40 commuters and staffers came to her aid in a pretty wild way. They managed to push the 32-ton train car just enough to free her, CNN reports, then cheered as she was pulled to safety. Somehow she managed to escape serious injury ... and the train departed as normal eight minutes later. (In another tale of survival, a Maryland woman's car plunged off a bridge on Friday—and she lived.)

An image from the CNN report.
An image from the CNN report.   (CNN)
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A CNN report on the incident.   (CNN)

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