The Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel on Saturday saved a person who had slipped while attempting to board a moving train at Coimbatore railway station. The video footage of the incident showed a man running to catch the moving train.
However, upon losing balance, an on-duty RPF personnel -- standing merely five feet away from the train -- swung into action and pushed the passenger inside the coach. Had the RPF personnel not been present at the station, the man could have sustained grave injuries or even lost his life after being crushed in the gap between the train and the platform.
Earlier on September 24, the Ministry of Railways revealed that the Railway Protection Force (RPF) had saved the life of a passenger at the Ahmedabad railway station. In a video of the CCTV footage posted by the Ministry on microblogging website Twitter, a young man with a backpack is seen running down the stairs and trying to board the moving 12915 Ashram Express train.
In the process, he slips and is being dragged by the train as it gains speed. At that juncture, two RPF personnel were on patrol duty. The Ministry stated that they immediately rushed to the spot and rescued him just as he was about to fall between the platform and the train. They managed to push him inside the coach and he escaped unscathed. Citing this incident, it cautioned people to not try entering or exiting a train when it is moving.
A passenger tried to board moving 12915 Ashram Exp. at Ahmedabad Station but he slipped and was about to fall in between platform & train. He was promptly pushed back into the coach by the RPF staff. HOWEVER FIT AND SMART YOU ARE, PL. DONT TRY TO ENTRAIN/DETRAIN A MOVING TRAIN pic.twitter.com/TwIgK95ZIs— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) September 24, 2019
(with ANI inputs)