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Pune: Railway cops save woman hit by moving train, carry her on shoulders for 4 kilometers

According to a press release issued by Pune Railway police on Wednesday, the woman, Asha Daji Waghmare (42), a resident of Rahatani, was crossing the railway tracks near Jambrung railway station at 11 am on May 31.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: June 3, 2021 10:09:43 pm
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A woman who was hit by a moving train and fell down beside the railway tracks was saved by railway police officials.

According to a press release issued by Pune Railway police on Wednesday, the woman, Asha Daji Waghmare (42), a resident of Rahatani, was crossing the railway tracks near Jambrung railway station at 11 am on May 31.

She was hit by a moving train and collapsed alongside the track, sustaining a severe injury on her back, police said.

Railway officials at the Lonavala railway station shared the information with the railway police, which reached the spot after some time.

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Since the woman was unable to get up and it was not possible to arrange an ambulance at the spot, railway police officials made a makeshift stretcher by tying a piece of cloth to a wooden pole.

Police personnel then hoisted the woman into this ‘stretcher’ and carried her on their shoulders for four kilometres till Palasdari railway station.

The woman was then taken to a hospital in Karjat.

All the police personnel involved in the operation will be felicitated during a function, the press release said.

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