The train has started and its speed continues to pick up with every passing second, dragging along with it a passenger, whose leg is caught between the door and the platform. He clings on to the door for his life.
A railway police constable rushes to his rescue. The official holds the door bar with one hand, runs along with train by keeping with its pace for at least 50 meters and manages to pull him out using his right arm.
This dramatic rescue was caught on the CCTV camera at Nampally railway station in Hyderabad. The footage of the rescue has gone viral.
Man rescued dramatically by RPF constable after stuck b/n platform & train in run at Nampally of Hyderabad. pic.twitter.com/Hmt4mZzVrJâ€” CharanTeja (@CharanT16) August 30, 2019
According to media reports, the incident took place at 8.20 am on Thursday, when the passenger, identified as T Venkat Reddy (45), got into Charminar Express, Coach S-4, and then tried to get out of the moving train. As a result, he slipped and his leg got trapped between the platform and the door.
Noticing this, Railway Protection Force constable Vikul Kumar immediately rushed to his rescue and succeeded in his efforts.
The quick thinking and daring rescue of the RPF constable have won appreciation on the internet.
â€śReddy lost balance and started hanging in the small gap between the train and the platform holding the bar near to the door. Our constable, Vikul Kumar, saw the incident and ran towards Reddy. The constable caught Reddy and pulled him aside while running along the train for over 50 meters,â€ť RPF inspector Janardhan Reddy told the Times of India.
Meanwhile, sharing the video, the Ministry of Railways appealed against getting in or out of a moving train.
LIFE SAVING EFFORT : At Hyderabad station one passenger T.Venkat Reddy while getting down from moving train no 12759 fell down and got stuck between platform and running train.On duty RPF staff Sh. Vikul Kumar acted and rescued him. PLEASE DO NOT ENTRAIN OR DETRAIN A MOVING TRAIN pic.twitter.com/gDjtEgOVKyâ€” Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) August 30, 2019
Last year in March, a similar incident took place in Chirala railway station, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh. A student, Venkatadri Reddy, tried boarding a moving train but slipped. However, he wasn't as lucky as Venkat Reddy as the student fell under the train and was run over.