Watch: Woman saved by commuters after her dress gets stuck in train door

The woman was dragged for several metres while railway police constable Raj Kamal Yadav tried to save her


                            Watch: Woman saved by commuters after her dress gets stuck in train door

This is the moment a woman was saved by commuters after she was dragged along a platform by a moving train — when her dress got stuck in the doors.

The 22-year-old woman — named only as Poonam — was getting off the train when her saree got caught in the carriage doors.

She was dragged for several metres while railway police constable Raj Kamal Yadav tried to save her. He was pulled from his grasp but she rolled to safety when her clothing was tugged off and commuters dragged her to safety.

The incident happened on platform two of the Kanjumarg station in Mumbai, India, on July 24 and was captured by a CCTV camera. Poonam was rushed to hospital where she is still being treated.

India’s Railway Minister Piyush Goel tweeted applauding the bravery of PC Yadav, who will be officially congratulated.

Author: Laura Elvin

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