Train drags Russian pensioner along platform

ninemsn staff
11:49am August 28, 2013
August 28, 2013: An elderly man has been dragged along the platform at a Russian subway station after his foot became stuck inside the carriage's door.

An elderly passenger who became stuck in the doors of a Russian train was filmed being dragged along the platform by his leg.

Pensioner Gennady Mishkin had gone to leave the train when he remembered he had left his bag in the carriage and turned to go back inside last Wednesday, Russia's Life News reported.

But the doors closed on the 78-year-old's legs as he tried to get back on the train at Pyatnitskoye station in Moscow.

The driver hadn't seen Mr Mishkin become stuck and drove towards a tunnel as the passenger struggled to free himself.

"I started to break out of the closed doors, finally broke away and fell," Mr Mishkin told Life News.

"It was scary."

He was immediately taken to hospital with leg injuries.

Source: Life News, LiveLeak

Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving editor: Fiona Willan

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