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
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(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.)

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quantumkev
Jul 23, 2013 12:08 PM CDT
Awesome! Love hearing stuff like this :) Go humanity!
KDickley
Jul 23, 2013 11:14 AM CDT
If Georger Zimmerman was helping, the loonies would say it was racist and staged.
KatyAtl90
Jul 23, 2013 9:18 AM CDT
That is so cool, I can't believe she was unharmed. That would be so terrifying.