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Posted: August 06, 2014

WATCH: Dozens of commuters tilt train to save trapped man


Cox Media Group National Content Desk

PERTH, Australia —

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A crowd of commuters in western Australia used their combined strength Wednesday to tilt a train to save a man trapped between a platform and one of the train's cars.

The man's leg became stuck when he was trying to board a Transperth train in Stirling, The West Australian reported

After the train was evacuated, officials told passengers to line up next to the car and push.

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“We were able to move the train quite a bit,” one passenger, identified only as "Nic," told the newspaper.

The man reportedly was seen walking after the incident and did not require hospitalization.

“We hear a lot about poor behavior on public transport," said Transperth spokesman David Hynes. "It’s really great when something like this happens and people work together to help a fellow commuter.”

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