Incredible footage has been shared showing the moment a young child was almost struck by a speeding train. Watch below:
In the video, the boy can be seen losing his balance while walking across the platform at Vangani Railway Station in Mumbai, India, on Saturday (17 April).
After stumbling, he falls onto the tracks below, unable to get back up as a fast-moving train approaches in the distance.
Luckily, a quick-thinking railway pointsman called Mayur Shelkhe suddenly comes running down the track from the other end of the station.
As the heart-stopping footage unfolds, the train can be seen getting closer and closer, with the boy still stranded on the line.
But in the end, Mr Shelkhe is able to get to the boy, picking him up and lifting him back onto the platform in the nick of time.
Mr Shelkhe then manages to get himself back onto the platform and out of harm's way.
Since the footage was shared on social media, Mr Shelkhe has been praised for his heroics.
Posting the footage, a spokesperson for Central Railway said: "Excellent work done by Central Railway Mumbai Division Mr Mayur Shelkhe (Pointsman) who saved the life of a child who lost his balance while walking on platform no. 2 at Vangani station."
Piyush Goyal, the Minister for Railways said: "Very proud of Mayur Shelke, Railwayman from the Vangani Railway Station in Mumbai who has done an exceptionally courageous act, risked his own life and saved a child's life."
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Railways, also added: "A Good Samaritan: At Vangani station of Central Railway, Pointsman Mr. Mayur Shelkhe saved the life of a child just in the nick of the time.
"He risked his life to save the life of the child. We salute his exemplary courage & utmost devotion to the duty."
Others who have seen the footage have also congratulated Mr Shelkhe for his bravery, risking his life to save a complete stranger.
One user said: "He deserves the highest award.
"We have seen the fake scenes in the movies, but it takes courage to run face to face with the oncoming train and then even save the kid's life.
"He must be in shock. He must be given a few days' leave to rest and come out of shock himself."
Echoing these sentiments, another wrote: "Heart stopped and restarted at this video... God bless you Shri Mayur Shelke... and all others who courageously go beyond call of duty to save precious lives."
A third added: "Spine chilling video! Shelke saheb definitely deserves a bravery award."
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