A 39-year-old man jumped onto the train tracks to save a 58-year-old woman who had fallen off the platform at Meitetsu Kanayama Station in Nagoya, police said Monday.
The incident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Sunday. TV Asahi reported that the woman told police she was knocked off the platform by a man who was walking unsteadily and who apparently tried to grab her to steady himself.
When she fell onto the tracks, another male passenger jumped down and pushed her down flat on the tracks. He stood up against the side of the platform as an incoming train passed over the woman. Police said the woman survived as there was enough space between the tracks and the bottom of the train.
The woman suffered injuries to her head and left hand but her condition is not life-threatening.