Video of Child Being Rescued From Getting Crushed Under Train Goes Viral

A railway employee has been lauded on social media for displaying extraordinary courage while on duty. The incident occurred on 17 April.

A video of a railway employee, Mayur Shelkhe, has gone viral on Twitter as he pulled off a dramatic rescue of a child on the tracks at Vangani Railway Station in Mumbai, India.

The video begins on a scary note, with one of two children walking on the edge of a platform losing his balance and falling onto the railway track just as a train is approaching the station. The man, named Mayur Shelkhe, is then seen running frantically on the tracks, towards the rapidly advancing train, to reach the boy. He picks up the child and hauls him up onto the platform before scrambling to safety himself. In no time, the train whizzes past the platform. 

Indian Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, along with a score of netizens, saluted the railway worker's courage. 

​Very proud of Mayur Shelke, Railwayman from the Vangani Railway Station in Mumbai who has done an exceptionally courageous act, risked his own life & saved a child's life.