A 15-year old girl who was mindlessly crossing the rails miraculously survived after she was rammed by the PNR train along the slums in Tayuman, Manila.
CCTV footage captured the exact moment when the girl, who was identified as Karen Joy Bugarin, was caught up in the grim accident, GMA News Online reports.
The video shows how the train knocked her down while she was crossing. Fortunately, she didn’t go under the train and was instead tossed to the side of the tracks where she was knocked unconscious.
The incident seemed unsurvivable, but Bugarin got out alive and only sustained injuries to her head, back, and legs, which her relatives said were not life threatening.
Based on the initial investigation, Bugarin was wearing a headset during the incident, which was pointed out as the reason why she was unaware of her surroundings when the train passed by.
Barangay officials for their part admitted their place was an accident prone area, but said that these accidents could easily be prevented if the public was more mindful when crossing the rails.