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Commuters push train to free trapped man

  • Published at 04:45 am August 7th, 2014

Fellow passengers freed a commuter whose leg became trapped between a train and the platform edge.

The incident took place at a subway station at Stirling near Perth, Western Australia, on Wednesday morning, reports Global News.

Footage from the station shows passengers boarding the train when a fellow commuter slips and becomes trapped in the gap.

Another passenger is seen quickly alerting the staff as they respond swiftly to help the man.

In order to transfer the weight of the train away from the trapped man, passengers were asked to move to one side of the train’s carriage.

The plan failed to free the man, so passengers exited the train.

Transperth staff then asked for volunteers to line up and push and tilt the train away from the platform.