Aussie commuters seen on camera tipping train cars to aid trapped man

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SYDNEY (AP) — Dozens of people have helped rescue a fellow commuter in Australia by pushing against train carriages to free the man whose leg had slipped between the platform and the train.

Closed-circuit footage released by the Western Australia State Public Transport Authority showed the man lost his footing while boarding the train at a station in the city of Perth. Shortly after the one-minute mark in the clip you see a man in black shirt and hat get trapped.

Local media say a passenger alerted railway staff who stopped the train from leaving. When they realized he was stuck, they called on other passengers to help.

The footage between the 11 and 12-minute mark shows dozens of people rushing to help tilt the carriages to free the man’s leg.

Local media report the man was believed to have escaped injury and caught the next train.