A Beijing woman jumped in front of a subway train in an apparent suicide attempt on Thursday, and miraculously survived after the train passed over her before stopping, said a media report based on several witnesses.
The woman leaped from the platform to the tracks at Guomao Station only "two to three metres" in front of the train, said a witness identified only as Li, reported the Beijing Times . Moments later, after three train carriages had passed her empty spot and stopped, she was seen crawling back onto the platform as onlookers watched.
In a video recorded by Li on his mobile phone, the woman appeared unhurt. As she emerged from between two carriages, two subway staff members rushed to the scene, shouting: "“Stay still! Beware of electrical shock.”
But the woman pulled herself up to the platform and was heard repeatedly yelling: "Impossible. It's impossible", the video showed. She was later taken away by police despite showing resistance.
Beijing subway staff said the incident caused only minor disruption and delayed a few trains.
Beijing Subway spokesman Jia Peng said the company would install barriers and doors on the platform at the first opportunity to prevent similar incidents.