Watch: How a railway official saved a child’s life who fell on the train tracks

Heroic act! A quick-thinking courageous man has saved the life of a six-year-old boy who fell on the railway tracks at Vangani station near Mumbai.

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What exactly happened?

A visually impaired woman was walking with her child on platform 2 at Vangani railway station, when accidently the small boy fell on the tracks. Coincidentally, an express train was scheduled to arrive in just a few seconds at the station when without a moment’s delay a brave man jumped on the tracks to rescue the child by lifting him onto the platform.

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“The child was so small that he was unable to climb the platform. At the same time train no. 01302 Up (Udyan Express) was approaching on the same track speedily,” the Central Railway said in a release, adding that the woman on the platform was desperately shouting to save the child.

Watch this awe-inspiring video right here:

Mayur Shelke, the bravehearted man joined the Railways in March 2016. He was earlier posted at Karjat station and has been working at Vangani station for the past 8 months.

He was felicitated and was also given a standing ovation by several railway officials, watch the video here:

ixigo salutes this man for his heroic act and thanks him for the bravery he has shown.

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