Woman holds high-speed train for husband delayed at turnstile
[Photo: from VCG]
A woman in Hefei, Anhui province, recently learned that a high-speed train is by no means a family vehicle, after she impeded a train's departure and asked the station personnel to let her husband board the train after he was denied entry as the gate was already closed.
The woman, surnamed Luo, stopped a cabin door from closing on a high-speed train bound for Guangdong from Hefei using her body on Friday, as seen in a video that went viral on the internet.
In the four-minute long video, Luo can be seen blocking the door while talking on the phone, in the hope that it would stall the train's departure and allow the boarding of her husband, who along with their child was stopped at the gate for arriving late.
Ignoring the repeated demands from two train personnel to either stay inside the cabin or stay on the platform, she was then forced out of the train, and fell on the ground and was pulled by an official on the platform. But her jammed foot in the crack between the door and its frame led to a second opening of the almost closed gate, followed by her continued demand for the boarding of her husband.
The incident ended with Luo finally getting on the train with her husband and daughter.
Global Times quoted Anhui Radio FM 90.8 as saying the train had managed to leave on time just before its scheduled 15-minute stop in Hefei ended, but China Daily reported the train left about four minutes behind schedule.
The railway authorities had handed out a 2,000 yuan fine to Luo, in addition, Luo is currently suspended from her job as a deputy dean in a primary school in Hefei.
[The audio clip is from Studio+, produced by CRI]
(News Source: Global Times)