Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a heroic passerby leaps onto the tracks to pull a suicidal woman clear of an oncoming train just in the nick of time.
The incident was filmed by a CCTV camera at the Mustafa Kemalpasa railway station in the suburb of Kucukcekmece in the north-western Turkish city of Istanbul and shared on social media.
In the footage, a woman is seen lowering herself onto the tracks from the platform and kneeling down to wait for the onrushing train.
Pictures Credit: AsiaWire
Two passing men notice the woman on the tracks and rush over. One man jumps down and manages to pull her clear a split second before the train passes.
Netizens praised the heroic passerby for putting his own life at risk to save the woman.
‘Cansu Eker’ said: “I literally have goosebumps! It is always a shame when someone is on the verge of suicide. Well done to the brave guy who saved her.”
‘Uk3461’ commented: “Well done, man. Maybe you just helped her to see the beautiful days waiting ahead of her.”
‘Misderyadem’ wrote “I wish to personally thank the gentleman who saved this woman’s life. I hope God helps him the way he helped her.”