Commuters work together, push train to free trapped man

A passenger on a train in Australia was rescued by his fellow passengers after he slipped and his leg got caught between the train door and a platform, according to ABC Australia.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes told ABC Australia the driver was told not to move as passengers and staff attempted to free the man.

“Then our staff… got the passengers, and there were lots of them, off the train, and organized them to sort of rock, tilt the train backwards away from the platform so they were able to get him out and rescue him,” Hynes said.

According to multiple reports, the man was treated at the scene and took a different train late Monday.

“We were really fortunate that the staff were there straight away,” Transperth spokeswoman Claire Krol told AFP. “This is a real case of passengers of working together… and people power are the perfect words to describe it.”

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