It could only be a miracle by which Himani Manjhi escaped a major mishap with only minor cuts and bruises, when a goods train passed over her near Purulia station in West Bengal.
The incident took place on Monday when 45-year-old Manjhi was walking from her Nimtand residence towards the station to take the train to Tatanagar. While crossing the tracks near the goods shed, she suddenly got entangled with some object and fell down in between the tracks, the police said.
A goods train was approaching on the same tracks from behind and people as well as staff of the railway goods shed who saw fall, alerted her and said she would lie still.
“The 56-wagon long goods train passed over her and she miraculously escaped with only minor cuts and bruises from the fall. She was taken to the station and after receiving first aid, she left for Tatanagar,” a senior railway official at Purulia station said.