A 17-year-old girl had a narrow escape when an alert passenger of a speeding Mumbai local pulled her back into the compartment just as she lost her footing.
Pooja Bhosale, a resident of Diva, was travelling on a Kalyan-bound train. A video of the incident, which has since gone viral, shows Pooja standing near the door of the compartment like other passengers.
As she leans out, a speeding train coming from the opposite direction rushes past. Caught in the wind stream, the girl loses her footing and slips.
It is at this fraction of a second that a passenger standing next to her grabs her by the hand midair and pulls her back with the help of others into the compartment.
According to Mumbai Mirror, the incident happened on the tracks between Ghatkopar and Vikhroli on Monday afternoon.
The report says that the Central Railway initiated a probe to ascertain the facts of the incident.
Bhosale told Mumbai Mirror that she is unable to remember what happened after she put out her hand. She said that she was standing in the safe zone.
Commenting on the video, Bhosale said that she isn’t comfortable about it going viral.
Railway officials said that she was administered first aid at Diva station, where she alighted with a bleeding hand. The station master reportedly sent her to a hospital with GRP’s help.