A woman has had an amazing escape after being sent flying by a train travelling at 140km/h while posing for pictures on a railway track.
The student, who wanted to be known only by the nickname Xiaoli and her friend had decided to use the train track as a backdrop for pictures in Shaodong County in central China’s Hunan Province, reports the Changsha Evening News.
With a train approaching at over 90 mph, Xiao took up a position near the tracks, ready for her friend to take the dramatic picture.
However, she was standing too close and she was sent flying – although her friend captured the scene and the picture has since gone viral.
“I felt this sudden bump and I was flying sideways. The train stopped and the driver thought he must have killed me,” said Li, reports the Daily Mail.
“I didn't realise I was so close. My shoulder was badly bruised but I'm lucky to be alive.”
She was taken to hospital for treatment but escaped with minor injuries.