Smartphone users take caution: A 50-year-old female passenger who was waiting for Line 3 at the Hongqiao Metro Station in Shanghai on February 21 was so absorbed in her cellphone that she actually wandered off the platform while playing on it, falling onto the tracks. Fortunately there was no train passing at the time and the woman was lifted out unharmed.
Surveillance footage released by Shanghai Metro authorities showed a female passenger continually moving around while playing with her phone, hardly looking up to observe her surroundings before walking straight to the edge of platform.
The footage showed that even while falling off the platform, the female passenger barely made a reaction and remained looking down at her phone.
[Image Credit: Kai Nicolas Schaper]