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Mumbai local motorman stops train to save dog on tracks

It was left to a good samaritan, who was waiting for this train, to get down on to the tracks and lift the dog to safety amid the applause of the onlookers. There was a rush to laud the rescuer and also the motorman for saving the dog's life.

mumbai local train, mumbai trains, dog in front of the train, rescue of dog on railway track, Indian express, Indian express news When the motorman saw a dog on the tracks, he stopped the train and blew the horn but the canine did not budge and stood its ground. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Time and Tide and the Mumbai suburban trains wait for none, but today was an exception. An alert motorman of a local train (as suburban trains are known in Mumbai) did stop a train to save a dog, which was about to get run over. The incident happened at the crowded Churchgate station of the Western Railway here this afternoon.

A local train had barely pulled into the station when the motorman saw a dog on the tracks. He stopped the train and blew the horn but the canine did not budge and stood its ground. The incessant blowing of the horn attracted commuters, from other platforms but did not seem to have an effect on the dog who stood on the tracks, facing the train.

It was left to a good samaritan, who was waiting for this train, to get down on to the tracks and lift the dog to safety amid the applause of the onlookers. There was a rush to laud the rescuer and also the motorman for saving the dog’s life. The motorman, R P Meena, said that it was all in a day’s work for him. Told that he had done a wonderful thing,the railway employee merely shrugged, saying “it is nothing.” Relieved that the drama had ended on a happy note for the canine, the passengers jumped into the train, the 1.43 pm Churchgate-Virar fast local.

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First published on: 05-09-2017 at 17:23 IST
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