Late Woman Will Not Let Go Of Departing Train

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment railway staff try to pull a woman away as she clings on to a departing high-speed to stop it from leaving after she and two pals arrived late.

The dramatic scenes played out at Guangzhou South Railway Station in China’s southern Guangdong Province on 14th July, when the traveller Wang, her brother and a friend tried to board train number G9638.

Wang, 30, who was identified by her surname, arrived late at the gate and panicked when she was told her ticket would not be validated as a result.

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CCTV images show her throwing her suitcase over the railing and climbing the low barrier past the turnstiles as staff members protest and try in vain to stop her.

Her brother and her friend follow behind her, with security footage showing Wang running along the platform next to the high-speed train as it prepares to depart for Changsha South Railway Station in China’s central Hunan Province.

As staff members try to pull her away for her own safety, Wang refuses to go and leans against the train car, even putting one of her feet in the platform gap, the video shows.

In the footage, Wang screams and shouts while sitting on the platform floor, reportedly begging staff members to let her on so she will not miss work the next day.

According to reports, as Wang shoved her foot in the platform gap to stop the train, a staff member asked her: “Do you want to get on the train or do you want to live?”

Guangzhou railway authorities said the train departed platform 12 at 11:29pm local time after a seven-minute delay.

Wang and the two others were arrested on public order charges.

She was given nine days’ detention, while her brother and friend were let off with a warning.

It is unclear whether Wang also faces a train ban.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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