Japanese Subway Commuters Rally to Save Woman Trapped Under Train
JAPANESE SUBWAY COMMUTERS RALLY TO SAVE WOMAN TRAPPED UNDER TRAIN – In what can only be described as an incredible collective effort, subway commuters in Japan collectively pushed a subway train off its tracks in order to allow rescue works time to remove a woman trapped under a train.
Dozens of Japanese commuters clubbed together after hearing a woman crying under the train and decided a collective effort was needed to free her.
The incident occurred yesterday afternoon on the JR Yamanote Line at Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan.
The woman, estimated to be in her sixties, was heard crying for help from under the train; she was trapped between the rails in what is thought to be an attempted suicide.
According to reports commuters heard crying and within seconds a public announcement was made over the public address system that informed commuters that the train was being delayed due to a woman being trapped under the train.
As the announcement was made assistance was also called for in order to help rescue the woman; this resulted in the commuters pushing the train off its tracks giving rescue workers sufficient time to remove her.
The woman, who has not yet been named, was rescued and taken to a nearby hospital where her condition has been listed as stable.
Whilst this is an incredible effort by so many concern people this is not in fact the first time such an incident has occurred.
In July 2013 a similar incident occurred in with forty passengers at the JR Minami-Urawa station, situated just outside Tokyo, helped push a 32 ton train carriage to free a woman who fell from the platform onto the tracks during rush hour. The woman thankfully survived with only a few minor scratches and bruises.