Brave police officer saves 5-year-old girl's life

Monday, 14 May 2018 - 17:40

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This is the heart-stopping moment a toddler rushing to catch a train with her parents is saved from falling under the locomotive by a quick-thinking policeman.

Sachin Pol of Maharashtra Security Force in Mumbai, India, reacted rapidly after he spotted the girl, 5, falling into the gap between the moving train and the platform.

The girl had been enjoying a day out with her father, Mohammad Dilshaan, and mother on Friday as the family headed back to their home in the Mumbai suburb of Bhiwandi.

Nerve-jangling footage shows the girl, wearing a red dress, holding her mother's hand as they run along the platform next to the moving train and try to jump on.

As her mother clambers onboard the carriage, however, she loses grip on her daughter's hand and she falls to the ground perilously close to the platform's edge.

The train then speeds up and it looks as though she is about to be dragged underneath the moving carriage.

But at the very last moment, nearby policeman Pol swoops in and drags her back onto the safety of the platform.