Woman falls under oncoming train after fainting on platform: 'Lucky to be alive'

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

WARNING - CONFRONTING IMAGES: A fainting woman has miraculously survived falling under a moving train in Argentina.

CCTV cameras captured the heart-stopping moment she fell between the locomotive and the platform on March 29, at the Independencia station near Buenos Aires.

Commuters can be seen lining the platform, seemingly unaware of the stumbling woman in a white dress.

Commuters appeared not to notice a woman stumbling towards a moving train. Source: Reuters
Commuters appeared not to notice a woman stumbling towards a moving train. Source: Reuters

Her gate becomes faster as she hurtles towards the platform and a black object falls from her grip.

A split-second later, all those around her can do is raise their hands in horror.

One man shields his partner’s eyes deep in his chest, an older gentleman hides his eyes behind his hands, and a third man turns away.

Rescuers quick to help save woman who fell between tracks

Moments later security personnel and transport staff can be seen huddling around the gap where the woman fell.

A large crowd quickly gathers to witness the spectacle.

Amazingly staff pull the woman free from underneath the train, and then place her down to sit against a fence.

Footage shows she was placed in a wheelchair and then helped towards a waiting ambulance.

The woman was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

Video of woman's fall goes viral

Footage of the incident was quick to go viral online, with many social media users sharing their shock at the moment the woman fell.

"Wow! She's lucky to be alive!," said one person.

"Omg that so scary, glad that she survived and is still alive and well," another person wrote.

"That is a miracle she made it out alive," someone else added.

Others simply shared emojis indicating shock, horror and surprise.

Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter and download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting