Japanese toddler survives being run over by train
A Japanese toddler who strayed onto rail tracks got away with scratches today after a train ground to a halt on top of her, police and rescuers said.world Updated: Sep 21, 2009 19:19 IST
A Japanese toddler who strayed onto rail tracks got away with scratches on Monday after a train ground to a halt on top of her, police and rescuers said.
The driver spotted the girl standing on the tracks in Suzaka City, northwest of Tokyo, and applied its emergency brakes, local police said.
The train stopped with the girl beneath, they said.
She was alive and trapped in the 50-centimetre gap between the train and the tracks, rescuers said.
"It could have been a tragedy. It's a miracle that she survived this way," a rescue worker told the TV Asahi network.