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WATCH: Passengers Push Train Off Trapped Man

Wednesday 6th August 2014

Commuters joined together to push an entire carriage off a man trapped between the train and the platform.

The man got his leg stuck in the gap as he boarded a rush hour train to Perth at Stirling station in Australia.

Staff failed to move the train on their own, so asked for a couple of people to help them shift the carriage enough to extricate the man.

That's when every passenger on the train joined in.

David Hynes, of Perth's public transport network Transperth, said: "Everyone sort of pitched in. It was people power that saved someone from possibly quite serious injury.

"He stood in the doorway and as he was sort of taking up his position there, one leg slipped outside the door, slipped outside the gap, and he was stuck.

"Then our staff who were there at the time got the passengers, and there were lots of them, off the train, and organised them to sort of rock, tilt the train backwards away from the platform so they were able to get him out and rescue him."