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Man Trapped by Train 'Amazed' by Commuters Who Saved His Leg

Public Transport Authority, Western Australia(PERTH, Australia) -- The Australian man whose leg was trapped by a train said he was "amazed" when he saw his story on the news and realized how many strangers came to his rescue.

Dozens of fellow commuters lifted the 28-ton train to free the man, whose leg was stuck in the gap between the train and the platform on Wednesday at a Perth, Australia, train station.

"My left leg missed the train and fell down the platform, right down past my knee, up to my thigh," said Andy, who declined to provide his last name, to 9News in Australia.

"I just got caught up in the rush," he said. "Somehow, getting on the train, [I] stepped through the gap instead of on to the train."

Transit workers tried to free him but Andy was stuck. Then, a crowd of people began to push against the train, tilting it just enough to pull Andy out of the gap. The shocking feat was caught on video and he escaped uninjured.

"I didn't realize how many people were witnessing this situation until I saw the footage later on the news," he said. "I was amazed. I had no idea it was that big of an incident, that it took that many people to free me."

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