VIDEO: Hero drags toddler to safety from underneath train carriage

Monday, 14th May 2018, 08:33 am
Updated Monday, 14th May 2018, 10:49 am

This is the moment a five-year-old dragged under a moving TRAIN was saved at the last second by a heroic onlooker.

Sachin Pol spotted the danger and leapt into action to save the young girl's life - after she slipped out of her mum's grasp while boarding the carriage.

Only two seconds passed between the girl going under and Sachin pulling her to safety.

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He too was nearly dragged under as the train left Mahalaxmi station in Mumbai, India on Friday evening.

The tot's mum had boarded with dad Mohammad Dishaan milliseconds before the incident.

Sachin and the girl suffered minor bruises but given first aid at the station’s medical room.

Mohammad and his wife were on their way back home to Bhiwandi after visiting the Haji Ali shrine when they tried to board.

Pol, who can be seen in the video seated on his desk and watching the couple trying to board the train, reacted with admirable speed.

Mohammd, who has four other children, said his wife is new to Mumbai and does not know how quickly Mumbai trains gain speed.

He added: “I was walking ahead and she was holding our daughter’s hand. The train was stationary when we went to board it, but then it started moving and picked up speed. I will be eternally grateful to the man who saved my daughter’s life."

Pol is a resident of Lower Parel and has been in Maharashtra Security Force’s employment for two years .

He makes £153 a month.