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Australian commuters push, tilt train to save trapped man

08/06/2014 10:01 AM

08/06/2014 10:05 AM

Our faith in humanity is bolstered today after watching Australian commuters rush to the aid of a fellow passenger in need.

The man was getting on a train during rush hour Wednesday morning at a station near Perth when his foot slipped and his leg became wedged between the car and the platform.

Fellow commuters alerted the driver to make sure the train didn’t move. Then passengers on the train moved to one side of the car in a bid to transfer the weight and move the train. But that didn’t work.

So then train staff urged passengers to get out of the train and in a show of mighty strength everyone pushed against and tilted that darn car just enough so that the man could free himself.

He walked away without injury.

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