1-Year-Old Narrowly Escapes Being Run Over By Incoming Train After Falling Onto Tracks

The wheels of the train were barely an inch away her.

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A one-year-old toddler narrowly escaped being hit by a train after she fell onto a railway track in Mathura, India

A video posted on Tuesday, 20 November, shows Sahiba lying in the space between the railway tracks as four coaches of a train passed on top of her.

The wheels of the train were barely an inch away from the child.

Onlookers waited with bated breath as the train passed.

As soon as the coast was clear, two men jumped down onto the track to rescue the crying toddler.

Some clapped as they returned Sahiba to her panic-stricken mother.

"No one expected her to survive," said a bystander, according to the Times of India.

"There was a sense of jubilation among people at the platform, everyone wanted to touch and bless the girl," he added.

Sahiba's father, Sonu, explained that his wife was pushed when she was deboarding a train, causing her to accidentally let go of the child

The child then fell through the narrow gap between the platform and the carriages. Before her parents could retrieve her, the train approached, moving in full speed.

She did not sustain any injuriesthe Times of India reported.

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