This woman in Purulia in West Bengal should probably be a brand ambassador for any product claiming to be a lucky charm. In an incident which has to be seen to be believed, the woman got run over by 56 coaches of a goods train, and survived with minor injuries.
The woman was saved as she lay flat on the ground and, perhaps more incredibly, did not suffer a heart attack through the nail-biting minutes-which might well have felt like an eternity to her.
According to a report by CNN-IBN, the woman appeared to have misjudged the speed of the train and lay flat when she realised that she would not be able to cross the tracks in time. After the train went ahead, she was helped to her feet by on-lookers, after which she walked to a nearby hospital. She was treated for minor injuries, and subsequently discharged, according to the report.
However, it turns out that the hair-raising incident has a precedent. In 2014, two women in Indiana in the United States survived after being run over by a coal train, as they lay flat on the ground. The train was said to have merely ten inches of clearance from the ground, according to a report in Mail Online.
However, most people who find themselves in such situations would not be as fortunate. A Times of India report from 2013 states that 194 persons died at unmanned railway crossings in a period of three years.
You can watch the video of the woman surviving being run over by a train in Purulia here:
First Published On : Jan 11, 2016 20:23 IST