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‘People power:’ Commuters rally together to lift train to free man’s leg

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PERTH, Australia -- Commuters and railway staff worked together to free a man who got his leg stuck between a carriage and the platform in Australia Wednesday morning.

According to ABC, the man was boarding the train just before 9 a.m. when he slipped and got stuck.

A nearby passenger alerted the driver to not leave the station.

passengers-lift-train"Then our staff who were there at the time got the passengers, and there were lots of them, off the train, and organized them to sort of rock, tilt the train backwards away from the platform so they were able to get him out and rescue him," said Transperth spokesman David Hynes.

The man was not seriously hurt and did not need to be taken to the hospital.

"It was people power that saved someone from possibly quite serious injury," Hynes said.