Train passengers free woman stuck in gap by pushing train

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    sillygirl

    HORRAY for those passengers.

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    Cortes Elijah

    Amazing story of courage! Best wishes to the person stuck and much thanks to the passengers!

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    Speed

    I think the title should be "tilt" not push. But either way, it's good to see people doing something positive like this.

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    KnowBetter

    Gave me goosebumps... WAY TO GO, GREAT EFFORT!!!

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    tokyo_eiyuu

    Great story, a testimony to what like-minded caring people are capable of in the face of adversity.

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    Marilita Fabie-Fujisawa

    Three cheers for a lovely heroic sensitive heroes!! They should be declared models of the times, that its easier to do good than bad!!! and the impact it projects to evryone.

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    hereforever

    Great news. The best cup of coffee I've had in a long time. Thank you JT for some spirit lifting news. God Speed.

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    spudman

    Hero's? There was no danger to these people.Great civil minded people but hero ignores that there needs to be known risk to the person doing the action.

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    dctokyo2002

    About 5 years ago I did the same thing in Ikebukuro, a young woman fell between the car and platform, lucky we got her out with only some small cuts and bruises

  • 4

    marcelito

    Awesome.

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    ohayo206

    Good on them!! Hope there are more ppl like that.

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    Dennis Bauer

    Great job! But 20 cm? that lady must be very thin!

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    OldHawk

    Nice to see people come to the rescue like that. I bet the woman feels incredibly relieved and lucky!

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    Probie

    Good to see stuff like this happening. But, I'm surprised that they were allowed to do that. Who would take the blame if they messed up and killed her?

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    FizzBit

    This story went international. Just talked to me dad in the states, he told me about.

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    John Occupythemoon Daly

    Not bad.

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    Mirai Hayashi

    Thats an amazing photo!

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    sourpuss

    Nicely done!

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    Argus Tuft

    The good people of Saitama

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    Bhateswar Bhutbhute

    this news has come in newspapers all over the world. Incredible presence of mind and cooperation

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    BurakuminDes

    Great news - nice to know there are still plenty of good folk in the world. And strong too - were these have-a-go-heroes juiced-up bodybuilders or something?!

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    globalwatcher

    Wow, what a story!!

    This amazing story became a national news in US tonight.

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    sushilover

    Can't believe I'm seeing this in Japan. Bravo! Usually the Japanese ignore, do nothing, pretend not to see, walk on by.. I saw an old fella fall on the tracks at Hadano last week. Everyone just stood and stared- those that weren't glued to their iphones. I pressed the red button. The station staff came running with their red flags just in time to stop an approaching train.

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    Serrano

    Not bad?! Excellent!

  • -3

    KnowBetter

    Great job! But 20 cm? that lady must be very thin!

    It's Japan... are you actually surprised there are thin women in Japan or have you never been to Japan?

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    Virtuoso

    That's a great photo too. Always nice to see people willing to pitch in! Everyone must have felt elated that no one got hurt and they could get to the office on time.

  • 0

    Wakarimasen

    Picture JT. the one i saw in another paper was just great.

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      The link is in the story.

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    jumpultimatestars

    Wait... this made international news? This is a "story of courage"? Am I missing something here or was nobody in any danger at any point...? This women merely slipped into the crack and dropped 4 feet below so they stopped the train.... People pushed the gap wider and she climbed back out.... WHAT am I missing?!?

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    Vernie Jefferies

    Finally some good news coming from Saitama. I am happy to see everyone working together on this rescue. This story is so big that many of my friends back in the U.S. was asking me about it. I told them that I recognize the train and I ride this line to Yokohama.

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    Magnet

    Wish there were more stories like this. So nice to hear good news in Japan for a change.

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    konjo4u

    Applause! Hooray!

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    Thunderbird2

    Just saw the photo... amazing what people can do when they put their minds to it. Well done Saitama commuters! Big thumbs up from me ^_^

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    Baibaikin

    It's great that other passengers came to her rescue, and refreshing that city-dwellers can be selfless sometimes. Surely 'heroism', though, is someone risking life and limb to save someone on the tracks, about to be squashed by an express train, rather than someone who wasn't watching where she was going and didn't 'mind the gap'.

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    Ah_so

    Wait... this made international news? This is a "story of courage"? Am I missing something here or was nobody in any danger at any point...? This women merely slipped into the crack and dropped 4 feet below so they stopped the train.... People pushed the gap wider and she climbed back out.... WHAT am I missing?!?

    A bit of sanity, thank you. A hero puts their life in danger. All these people did was push. I would have done the same as a matter of course.. But I am not a hero and would probably not jump onto the tracks to pulll someone off if a shinkansen was approaching at full speed.

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    cramp

    now if someone would 'fix' that 20cm gap, that'll be great

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    sushilover

    Point of order, your honour: if those people had been unable to hold the train up while she was being pulled up, it would have rolled back and she would have been crushed. Would it not have been wiser to tell her to stay put in the crawl space under the platform while the train very slowly pulled out of the way..? Then pull her up?

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    No Miso

    @sushilover - I heard it was just her leg that got trapped, not the whole body. Seems she had slid down and got stuck, not gone completely under the train. Either way, a great response from the people around, and a superb picture.

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