On Monday morning, a woman in Tokyo was standing on a platform waiting for a train. And when it arrived, she FELL . . . and somehow got wedged in an EIGHT-INCH gap between the train and the platform.
An announcement about it went out over the intercom, telling people she was alive and PINNED by the train. So people on the train and the platform got together to help FREE her . . . by actually PUSHING the 32-ton train away from the platform.
A newspaper photographer happened to be there, and the photo he took made national news in Japan yesterday. It shows about 30 people pushing on the side of the train car, which has a suspension that lets it rock back and forth on the track.
And while they held the train just far enough away from the platform, the woman was able to free herself. Somehow she survived without ANY serious injuries, and the train continued after an eight-minute delay. (Daily Mail / USA Today / New York Post)