Train commuters free man stuck in platform gap

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Dozens of Australians tilted a train August 6 to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform, with authorities praising their efforts as an example of “people power”. The man was boarding in the Western Australia city of Perth when he slipped and became jammed in the five-centimeter (two-inch) gap between the carriage and the station, operator Transperth said in a statement. Staff told commuters to get off the train and about 50 of them lined up in a row along the platform to tilt the carriage away from the man so he could be lifted out.

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