Passengers push train to save man trapped under it
Passengers push train to save man trapped under itScreenshot/YouTube

Now this is called the proper usage of 'people power.' Dozens of Australians came to the rescue of a passenger who was trapped between a train and its platform in Perth, Australia.

The video showing passengers tilting the train has gone viral on social networking sites. The video was released by the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia on Wednesday.

The CCTV footage shows that a man slipped while boarding the train at Stirling Station at around 8.50 am on Wednesday. His leg got stuck in the two-inch platform gap.

Security officials and other passengers came to his rescue. When all attempts failed to remove the leg from the gap, commuters and security officials titled the train.

David Hynes, Transperth spokesman, told ABC news that the passenger was boarding the train at the end of peak hour.

"He stood in the doorway and as he was sort of taking up his position there, one leg slipped outside the door, slipped outside the gap, and he was stuck," he said.

The officials alerted the driver about the incident so that he doesn't move the train.

"We alerted the driver, made sure the train didn't move. Then our staff who were there at the time got the passengers, and there were lots of them, off the train, and organised them to sort of rock, tilt the train backwards away from the platform so they were able to get him out and rescue him," Hynes added.

"Everyone sort of pitched in. It was people power that saved someone from possibly quite serious injury."

An ambulance was called, but the man was not admitted to the hospital as he didn't suffer major injuries. Commuters who were present at the station clapped for the man and for the people who helped to tilt the train.

Watch the video below: