Video: Sleeping woman falls under train - and survives

Woman Survives Fall Under Subway Train in Prague

A woman who fell asleep while standing on a subway station platform and fell onto the tracks had a lucky escape when she landed in a deep groove between the rails and managed to survive a train stopping over her.

AFP reports that the incident happened at Staromestska station in Prague and saw the young Czech woman appear to be dozing on her feet before falling off the platform.

Police spokeswoman Eva Kropacova said: "A video recording shows that the woman waiting for the underground could hardly keep her balance. She staggered and fell straight onto the tracks.

"Miraculously the woman stood up, dusted her trousers and walked off," she said.

Kropacova added that the woman refused both medical treatment and a breathalyser test, telling police she was "merely tired".

A video of the incident on Monday shows a fellow commuter leaping to grab the woman but failing. She falls into the track just seconds before a train rumbles through.

Once the train stops, a group of men kneel down to pull her out through a gap between two carriages.

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