'Miracle' autistic girl survives being run over by a train

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'Miracle' autistic girl survives being run over by a train in Tipperary, IrelandPA


The father of a nine-year-old autistic girl who was run over by a train in Tipperary, Ireland, says it was a 'miracle' she survived.

When her mother went inside to get something, Mary Ryan managed to climb over her two-metre garden fence, which is next to a railway line, on Monday this week, and was sitting on the track when the train was approaching.

But a blast of air from the train knocked her over and left her unconscious, and she left lying on the track as the train passed over her.

She is now in a "stable condition" recovering at the South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.

According to the BBC, her father, Matt Hayes, told the Irish Examiner: "It was a miracle. Someone must have been looking after her."

An investigation into the incident has been launched.


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