A video of a man rescuing a dog from the tracks as a train approached a station in Mumbai has gone viral on the internet. The short clip was shared on Instagram by an account called ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ and credited to Nikhil Lokhande. It has accumulated over 31,000 likes and 488,000 views.
The video shows a dog walking along the track as a train approaches the station. The short clip then showed a man walking towards the oncoming train which is moving at a very slow speed and signaling to stop. Many onlookers can also see how the man took the dog off the track and put it on the platform.
Watch the video below:
According to social media users, the incident took place in Nallasapora, which is within the Mumbai metropolitan region.
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Internet users praised the man for saving the dog. One user wrote: “My heart melts when I see this! God bless the loco pilot and the man who saved the dog!” Another added: “God bless the man. Small acts like this are really important.”
A third wrote: “Respect to the man who saved the dog and also to the motorcyclists…very brave man who saved the dog”, while a fourth simply called the video “heartbreaking”.
Meanwhile, in another case, the alertness of a Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer saved the life of an elderly woman and her son at Bankura railway station in West Bengal. The video of the incident was shared by the Ministry of Railways on Twitter.
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The clip had racked up hundreds of likes and retweets. Users made suggestions to Indian Railways to install automatic doors to prevent such incidents, while others appreciated the RPF officer’s courage.
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