Viral video: Elderly man narrowly escapes death after train driver applies emergency brakes in nick of time

A video of the senior citizen being rescued from under the train in Mumbai has gone viral and is being circulated on social media platforms

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An old man from Mumbai was saved in the nick of time as the drivers of the Mumbai-Varanasi train applied the emergency brakes. The old man was crossing a railway track in the Kalyan area of Mumbai on Sunday and narrowly escaped death.

A video of the senior citizen being rescued from under the train has gone viral and is being circulated on social media platforms.


The incident took place around 12.45 pm when the train started from platform no. 4 of the Kalyan railway station in neighbouring Thane district. Hari Shankar (70), who was crossing the track at that time, fell and got stuck under the train, the Central Railway (CR) said in a release.

Chief Permanent Way Inspector (CPWI) Santosh Kumar then shouted to caution loco pilot S K Pradhan and assistant loco pilot Ravi Shankar G. The two loco pilots immediately applied emergency brakes and pulled up the elderly man from under the train, the release said.

After this incident, Alok Kansal, General Manager, Central Railway has announced a reward of 2,000 rupees each to both the train drivers and the Chief Permanent Way Inspector.

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