June 23, 2022 5:38:47 pm
The Ministry of Railways Thursday posted a clip showing one of its staff saving a life, just in the nick of time. In the 24-second CCTV footage from the Balichak railway station in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, one can see railway staff H. Satish Kumar signalling with a green flag to an upcoming goods train.
Just before Kumar turns away from the platform, he sees someone lying on the tracks. Kumar immediately runs towards the man and jumps on the tracks. He then pulls him up and carries him away to the empty space between the tracks. Seconds later a train passes past them.
If Kumar had delayed his response even by a few seconds, he and the man he rescued would have been hit by the train. It is unclear if the man jumped on the track or fell accidentally.
सेवा, सुरक्षा और सहयोग
A precious life was saved by the courageous act of help by on-duty staff, who jumped on tracks himself to save a person from getting gravely injured.
Indian Railways is proud to have daring & diligent staff like H. Satish Kumar and commends his bravery. pic.twitter.com/gcnHCrtXg4
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 23, 2022
While sharing this video on their Twitter account, the Ministry of Railways tweeted, “सेवा, सुरक्षा और सहयोग A precious life was saved by the courageous act of help by on-duty staff, who jumped on tracks himself to save a person from getting gravely injured. Indian Railways is proud to have daring & diligent staff like H. Satish Kumar and commends his bravery.”
Wow that surely calls for recognition and a monetary award 👏👍
Satish Kumar Sir, you are 1 in a million. Thank you 🙏
— Madrasmanaar (@madrasmanaar) June 23, 2022
Well-done Satish Kumar👍, Request @AshwiniVaishnaw ji to please Reward him for this act of bravery🙏
— Sanjeet (@Sanjeetggn) June 23, 2022
We all proud of you sir.
— Chandresh M.Mehta (@ChandreshMMeht1) June 23, 2022
That’s awesome, great job.
— Om Prakash Ojha (@OmOjha_1972) June 23, 2022
A big salute to this brave heart ♥️👏🏻🙏
— Mighty Tamizhan (@GaneshkumarMad3) June 23, 2022
People like him make the World a better place. Appreciate the person who helped
— chandrasekarvv (@chandrasekarvv) June 23, 2022
This tweet soon got over 19,000 views and thousands of likes in just a few hours.
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Appreciating Kumar for his prompt action, a Twitter user wrote, “Well-done Satish Kumar, Request @AshwiniVaishnaw ji to please Reward him for this act of bravery”.
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