Japanese Commuters Join Together to Push 32-ton Train Off Trapped Woman

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Japanese commuters teamed up to heave a 32-ton train carriage away from the platform to free a woman who had fallen between the train and the platform at rush hour.

In a nightmarish scenario, the woman, who is in her 30s, slipped and fell into the eight-inch gap between the carriage and the platform edge at the busy JR Minami-Urawa station north of Tokyo.

But she escaped unscathed after around 40 commuters joined forces with officials to push the train carriage – which has a suspension system allowing it to lean to either side – away from the platform, allowing the woman to be pulled out.

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