RPF officials shone as heroes after they managed to save the lives of passengers who were about to meet with an accident in two different incidents that happened on February 15 in Odisha and Mumbai.
In the incident which happened in Odisha, a woman passenger was trying to board a running train and slipped into the gap between the platform and the train entrance. However, a quick railway protection force officer ran and rescued the lady in the nick of time. The entire incident was recorded on CCTV footage and was subsequently shred by the news agency ANI on Twitter.
#WATCH Odisha: A woman passenger fell down in the gap between platform and train while she was trying to board a running train at Bhubaneswar Railway Station today. She was rescued by an RPF constable. pic.twitter.com/Xmi8Yg6qhK— ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2020
Soon after being shared, netizens thanked the officer for his promptness at saving a person’s life .
“Salute to the RPF,” a user commented.
Salute to the RPF — Nipun Desai (@nipundesai) February 15, 2020
Yet another netizen wrote, “This is called presence of mind, big thank you to the RPF Jawan who saved a life.”
This is called Presence of mind, Big Thanks to RPF Jawan who Save Life.— (@Sumitism_11) February 16, 2020
A second clip shared by ANI captured a similar feat in Mumbai when RPF officials saved a man as he was trying to cross the railway tracks while a train was approaching the station. While the officers were quick to spring to action, many on social media also complimented the attentive and skilled motorman who pulled the train to a stop as soon as he saw the man on the track.
#WATCH Mumbai: People and security personnel at Byculla Railway Station saved a man who was crossing the railway track while a train was coming on the same track. Also, the motorman had stopped the train immediately. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/cGRoY9wh2L— ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2020
Both the incidents happened on the same day and Twitterati expressed relief there was proper security on both railway stations that helped the officers save lives.