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Man stuck under train plucked to safety in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 10:23 GMT+7
Man stuck under train plucked to safety in Ho Chi Minh City
Rescue workers try to pluck a man stuck under a train in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 18, 2019. Photo: Xuan Doan / Tuoi Tre

A man was rescued after he was hit by an approaching train and got stuck under it for half an hour in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday.

An SPT1 passenger train leaving the terminal in the south-central city of Phan Thiet crashed into the man, identified as Tran Thanh Quang, 45, while it was crossing the southern metropolis’ Binh Thanh District around 4:30 pm, the train operator said.

A driver was quick enough to halt the diesel train, according to the engine driver’s report.

Rescue workers move a man who was stuck under a train into an ambulance in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 18, 2019. Video: Tu Sang / Tuoi Tre

The driver called in rescue workers after finding the man was alive, with his hand stuck somewhere near a wheel axle under the locomotive.

The victim was extricated after a 30-minute effort and was carried to hospital much to the relief of people standing around.

It has been unclear what led to the incident but eyewitnesses said the man crossed the railroad while the train was drawing near.

Rescue workers place on a stretcher a man saved from being stuck under a train in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 18, 2019. Photo: Xuan Doan / Tuoi Tre
Rescue workers place on a stretcher a man saved from being stuck under a train in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 18, 2019. Photo: Xuan Doan / Tuoi Tre
People gather at the train under which a man was stuck in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 18, 2019. Photo: Tu Sang / Tuoi Tre
People gather at the train under which a man was stuck in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 18, 2019. Photo: Tu Sang / Tuoi Tre

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