Video footage has hit Chinese social media showing a group of good Samaritans answering the call and pushing a subway train to rescue a passenger who apparently did not mind the gap.
The footage was shot at Dongzhimen Station on Beijing Metro Line 2. As the train pulled into the station, one passenger managed to get his/her leg stuck between the carriage and platform. At first, only workers tried to push the train to free the passenger.
But quickly commuters both young and old joined in to help. With their powers combined, they were able to move the carriage just enough for the trapped passenger to be pulled out as cheers rang out across the station.
Watch footage of the rescue operation below:
While bystanders in China often get accused of being bad Samaritans, we’ve seen a number of stories recently in which passersby rushed to the rescue, rather than just pulling out their smartphones. Last month, one heroic train conductor even lost his own leg saving a woman’s life after she froze on the tracks with his train headed straight for her.
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