Commuters Push Train Off Trapped Man

    Mind the gap please.

    A Perth man slipped and became wedged between a train and the platform at Stirling station on Wednesday afternoon.

    Security footage obtained by ABC News shows the man falling through the gap.

    The commuters and passengers then mobilised for some good old-fashioned people power.

    Hynes said the train staff got the passengers off the train "and organised them to sort of rock, tilt the train backwards away from the platform, so they were able to get him out and rescue him."

    The train required two pushes for the man to dislodge his leg be set free.

    There was applause for the group effort.


    The ABC News video of the incident can be seen below.

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    Across Australia there are warnings to stand clear of oncoming trains.

    But maybe it's time to embrace the British model when boarding.

    Until that time, Australians! BE CAREFUL GETTING ON THE TRAIN.