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Train passengers free woman stuck in gap by pushing train

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HORRAY for those passengers.

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Amazing story of courage! Best wishes to the person stuck and much thanks to the passengers!

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I think the title should be "tilt" not push. But either way, it's good to see people doing something positive like this.

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Gave me goosebumps... WAY TO GO, GREAT EFFORT!!!

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Great story, a testimony to what like-minded caring people are capable of in the face of adversity.

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Three cheers for a lovely heroic sensitive heroes!! They should be declared models of the times, that its easier to do good than bad!!! and the impact it projects to evryone.

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Great news. The best cup of coffee I've had in a long time. Thank you JT for some spirit lifting news. God Speed.

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Hero's? There was no danger to these people.Great civil minded people but hero ignores that there needs to be known risk to the person doing the action.

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About 5 years ago I did the same thing in Ikebukuro, a young woman fell between the car and platform, lucky we got her out with only some small cuts and bruises

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Awesome.

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Good on them!! Hope there are more ppl like that.

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Great job! But 20 cm? that lady must be very thin!

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Nice to see people come to the rescue like that. I bet the woman feels incredibly relieved and lucky!

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Good to see stuff like this happening. But, I'm surprised that they were allowed to do that. Who would take the blame if they messed up and killed her?

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This story went international. Just talked to me dad in the states, he told me about.

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Not bad.

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Thats an amazing photo!

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Nicely done!

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The good people of Saitama

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this news has come in newspapers all over the world. Incredible presence of mind and cooperation

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Great news - nice to know there are still plenty of good folk in the world. And strong too - were these have-a-go-heroes juiced-up bodybuilders or something?!

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Wow, what a story!!

This amazing story became a national news in US tonight.

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Can't believe I'm seeing this in Japan. Bravo! Usually the Japanese ignore, do nothing, pretend not to see, walk on by.. I saw an old fella fall on the tracks at Hadano last week. Everyone just stood and stared- those that weren't glued to their iphones. I pressed the red button. The station staff came running with their red flags just in time to stop an approaching train.

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Not bad?! Excellent!

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Great job! But 20 cm? that lady must be very thin!

It's Japan... are you actually surprised there are thin women in Japan or have you never been to Japan?

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That's a great photo too. Always nice to see people willing to pitch in! Everyone must have felt elated that no one got hurt and they could get to the office on time.

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Picture JT. the one i saw in another paper was just great.

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The link is in the story.

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Wait... this made international news? This is a "story of courage"? Am I missing something here or was nobody in any danger at any point...? This women merely slipped into the crack and dropped 4 feet below so they stopped the train.... People pushed the gap wider and she climbed back out.... WHAT am I missing?!?

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Finally some good news coming from Saitama. I am happy to see everyone working together on this rescue. This story is so big that many of my friends back in the U.S. was asking me about it. I told them that I recognize the train and I ride this line to Yokohama.

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Wish there were more stories like this. So nice to hear good news in Japan for a change.

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Applause! Hooray!

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Just saw the photo... amazing what people can do when they put their minds to it. Well done Saitama commuters! Big thumbs up from me ^_^

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It's great that other passengers came to her rescue, and refreshing that city-dwellers can be selfless sometimes. Surely 'heroism', though, is someone risking life and limb to save someone on the tracks, about to be squashed by an express train, rather than someone who wasn't watching where she was going and didn't 'mind the gap'.

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Wait... this made international news? This is a "story of courage"? Am I missing something here or was nobody in any danger at any point...? This women merely slipped into the crack and dropped 4 feet below so they stopped the train.... People pushed the gap wider and she climbed back out.... WHAT am I missing?!?

A bit of sanity, thank you. A hero puts their life in danger. All these people did was push. I would have done the same as a matter of course.. But I am not a hero and would probably not jump onto the tracks to pulll someone off if a shinkansen was approaching at full speed.

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I don't think it would have been a English woman, as most of them are so over weight !! was it this ladies foot that got trapped or did she fall up to her thigh?

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now if someone would 'fix' that 20cm gap, that'll be great

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Point of order, your honour: if those people had been unable to hold the train up while she was being pulled up, it would have rolled back and she would have been crushed. Would it not have been wiser to tell her to stay put in the crawl space under the platform while the train very slowly pulled out of the way..? Then pull her up?

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@sushilover - I heard it was just her leg that got trapped, not the whole body. Seems she had slid down and got stuck, not gone completely under the train. Either way, a great response from the people around, and a superb picture.

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