A man in Andhra Pradesh who found himself under a moving train had a miraculous escape on Saturday at Anantapur railway station. A video of the man lying down on the railway tracks while the train was seen moving over him has gone viral on social media.
According to reports, the man, travelling on the Lucknow-Yeshwanthpur Express, got down from the train which had halted at platform number 2 of the railway station. The man, who wanted to get to platform number 1, decided to cross the tracks instead of taking the foot over bridge to get to the other side. However, a goods train was already stationed at platform number 1 and so the man decided to go under the train and come out the other side.
Just as he had gotten under the goods train, to his shock, it began to move. The man quickly laid down onto the tracks under the train. The video shows the man lying still as the train sped past the platform over him.
"The person stayed still for nearly a minute as the train passed over him and luckily he came out unscratched,'' a railway police personnel, quoting the eye-witnesses, told the New Indian Express.
After the train had left the station, he sat up, unscathed but a little shaken. After a second or two, he gets up to climb the platform.
The video shows many shocked onlookers, who were standing on platform number 1, reprimanding and scolding the man for attempting such a stunt. The man later climbed up the platform and left.
The video, which has gone viral across social media platforms, is believed to have been shot by a vendor on platform number 2 of the railway station. The identity of the man is not known yet and no complaint has been filed yet in connection with the incident.
Watch the video here: