A man is being praised as a hero after risking his life to rescue a child who fell on the tracks of a train at Vangani station in Mumbai, India, when an approaching train hit the station, according to Ministry of Railways.
The ministry released a video showing Shri Mayur Shelke running at full speed down a set of train tracks to save a child who fell off the platform and fell on the tracks when the train approached.
The video, captured by the station’s security cameras, shows the child initially walking next to an unidentified person when he slides off the edge of the platform and onto the rails below. The video shows the child struggling to get back to the platform and the unidentified person holding the air, struggling to pull them to safety.
As the oncoming train quickly approaches, Shelke can be seen running towards the child and throwing him onto the platform seconds before a train passes them, launching to save their lives with just a few moments to spare.
Shelke works as a guard at the Vangani station where the incident occurred. After his heroic efforts, the Ministry of Railways congratulated Shelke on a Press release, praising him for his actions and offering him a monetary reward of 50,000 rupees.
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announced the reward in a press release shared by the Ministry of Railways connected. In the ad, Shelke is congratulated for the “act of bravery, courage and presence of mind” during the service.
The ministry continued to celebrate Shelke for his brave act with a round of applause from his team and personal congratulations from the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), as shown in a video shared on his Twitter account.