Toddler falls off train platform after wandering away from mum

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This is the moment a one-year-old girl is rescued from a tiny gap between a train and a platform after she wandered away from her mum and tumbled down the narrow space.

The incident was filmed at Pengzhou Railway Station in the city of Chengdu in the Chinese province of Sichuan on Sunday.

Mr Du, an eyewitness at the scene, told local media the following day that the girl fell from the platform at around 7.45am when her mum let go of her hand while unloading luggage from a car boot.

The young girl, reportedly 16 months old, toddled off and fell from the platform, trapping herself in the narrow space between the wall and a stationary train.

The toddler is seen stuck in between the wall and train. Source: AsiaWire/Australscope
The toddler is seen stuck in between the wall and train. Source: AsiaWire/Australscope

The train was due to set off in two minutes time, and commuters informed rail staff about the incident so they could delay the departure.

They also reportedly cut the power to the train line while a staff member tried to lower himself to the girl’s position, but was unable to do so.

Fortunately, the girl’s slender mum was able to squeeze between the gap and lift her daughter to safety with the help of bystanders.

Subsequently, the mum was also pulled up by the passengers and staff.

Afterwards, the girl’s mum said that her daughter was unhurt in the incident.

“The child was crying after falling down the gap, but she didn’t cry much after being rescued,” Mr Du said.

He added that the train was only delayed by a few minutes.


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