Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a runaway horse gallops alongside a railway track in Egypt and remains calm enough to run in a straight line through the narrow gap between two trains, one of which is travelling.
The incident was filmed by train passengers travelling from the Egyptian governorate of Asyut to Sohag Governorate, and the footage has been widely shared on social media.
According to local reports, passengers were surprised to see the beautiful white horse running alongside their train travelling on the track.
They were even further shocked when they saw the horse approaching a stationary train on the adjacent track and it passed through the narrow gap between the two vehicles and came out the other side unscathed.
In the dramatic footage, passengers are seen hanging out of the windows of the travelling as they watch the white horse running alongside the track further ahead.
The commuters apparently fear the worst as the animal runs towards a stationary train on the adjacent track, leaving only a narrow and extremely dangerous gap between the two vehicles for the horse to pass through.
The horse initially appears to be a goner. However, it darts through the narrow gap between the carriages and keeps on galloping, managing not to fall against the travelling train despite its hooves apparently slipping on the ballast.
The passengers whoop and cheer as they watch the horse navigate the narrow space between the trains, eventually passing the animal after it comes out of the other side unscathed.
It is unclear where the horse had escaped from and what happened to it after the filmed incident.