A commuter in Changzhou, Jiangsu province recently experienced everyone’s worst nightmare come to life when a bullet train’s doors closed on his finger and then started to pull away from the station.
In an alarming video that has gone viral on Chinese social media, the unfortunate man is seen running along with the train while fellow commuters scream in horror. A station attendant can also be seen in the background signalling for the train to stop.
Reportedly, the man managed to yank his finger away before he reached the end of the platform, escaping serious injury.
Last week, another disaster was narrowly averted when an incredibly alert station worker managed to stop a college student from throwing herself in front of a train in Fujian province.
Follow Shanghaiist on WeChat