Elderly man saves drunk commuter from oncoming train at JR Ebisu Station
tokyoreporter.com -- Dec 05
After an intoxicated commuter tumbled onto railway tracks at JR Ebisu Station on Saturday, an elderly man pulled him away just before a train arrived, reports the Sankei Shimbun

The intoxicated male commuter in his 30s tumbled off the platform of the Saikyo Line at around 9 a.m., prompting the elderly man, aged in his 70s, to lie on his stomach and pull him off the tracks, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Police.

"I ended up drinking too much," the commuter was quoted by police as saying.

Both men were safe after the train arrived some 10 seconds later, police said, though the commuter bruised his left arm when he fell.

The elderly man pulled the commuter, who continued to sit on the tracks after he fell, off the tracks and into an empty space under the platform, police said.

According to East Japan Railway, the incident resulted in canceled trains and delays of up to 50 minutes, inconveniencing about 13,000 passengers.

70代の男性が腹ばいになり、衝突寸前のところでホームから転落した男性を助け出しました。 2日午前9時すぎ、東京のJR恵比寿駅で酒に酔っていた30代の男性が誤ってホームから転落しました。警視庁によりますと、ベンチに座っていた70代の男性が転落に気が付き、すぐに駆け寄りました。
News sources: tokyoreporter.com, ANNnewsCH
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