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Sleeping Man Run Over By Train In -18C Temperatures Didn't Even Wake Up

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Sleeping Man Run Over By Train In -18C Temperatures Didn't Even Wake Up

A man in Russia fell asleep on a railway track and was run over by a train - and not only was he unscathed, he didn't even wake up. Watch his rescue here:

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The fella in question had elected to take a nap on the famous Trans-Siberian railway in the far from comfy temperature of -18C.

The driver of the Krasnoyarsk to Abakan service was unable to slam on the brakes in time to stop the train passing over the napping man and, understandably, it was feared that he had been killed.

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This fear may have been amplified when rescuers found him lying motionless, but it soon transpired that he was in fact fast asleep.

He was in one hell of a deep sleep. Credit: East2West News
He was in one hell of a deep sleep. Credit: East2West News

Video released by the Russian Interior Ministry shows his rescuers stirring him from his slumber and pulling him from underneath the train, which was situated between between Krol and Dzhetka stations.

The 36-year-old local was subsequently put in a carriage to warm up, and he explained that he had been drinking and had fallen asleep as he walked to a station to meet a friend.

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Doctors of Kuraginskaya district hospital said the unnamed man had several bruises but no serious injuries, and remarkably, he avoided frostbite too. 

He remains in hospital under medical observation. 

Stating the obvious, a local official said: "He is very lucky."

The man had been drinking - presumably a lot. Credit: East2West News
The man had been drinking - presumably a lot. Credit: East2West News
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In October, a man in Siberia was discovered after mysteriously disappearing for two months.

Yegor Krivoshapkin was frostbitten but still alive after two months in an area of Russia known as the 'ice kingdom', the coldest populated area in the world.

It's so desolate and tough out there that the rescue team who had been sent to look for him gave up hope.

Then, the father-of-three turned up about 190 miles from his last known whereabouts in Yakutia, the aforementioned 'ice kingdom'.

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Not only is it absolutely freezing around there, it's also populated by brown bears and wolves, all of whom would think nothing of attacking and killing a weakened human wandering aimlessly around.

It's not clear how the reindeer herder managed to survive out there, as the whole ordeal is a bit of a blur, to say the least.

After he was miraculously found alive, he said he'd 'switched off' and 'lost his sense of reality', and he 'slept under trees', had 'blackouts' and felt 'in oblivion'.

You can read more about his wild tale here.

Featured Image Credit: East2West News

Topics: Russia, World News

Jake Massey
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