Suicidal woman stopped by quick-thinking train station worker

Fei Fei China Plus Published: 2017-05-12 13:05:15
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A woman was spotted trying to jump onto the track as a high-speed train was approaching Xianyou Station in southeast China's Fujian province.

Luckily, a worker at the station, Wen Jianzhong, saw the woman in time and rushed to her, dragging her back.

The woman was not harmed.

However, Wen was injured when he hit the back of his head on the ground as he struggled with the woman, who put up a fierce resistance as he pulled her to safety.

The woman has since been taken home by her family.

According to local rules, Wen will be rewarded 6,000 yuan for his bravery and quick thinking.

Suicide prevention

Official statistics show that there were approximately five suicides for every 100,000 people in China in 2012.

The World Health Organization says 200 to 300 million Chinese people suffer from psychological issues such as depression and anxiety.

Baidu will provide hotlines automatically after searching "suicide". [Screenshot: China Plus]

Baidu will provide hotlines automatically after searching "suicide". [Screenshot: China Plus]

In an effort to prevent suicides, when typing in "suicide", many Chinese search engines generate hotline numbers in different Chinese cities with a kind reminder: "it's not a perfect world but we can heal ourselves."

Sogou [Screenshot: China Plus]

Sogou [Screenshot: China Plus]

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