Hundreds Help Push Stalled Vehicle: a Train

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Nothing like a helping hand when faced with a stalled vehicle — a few strangers willing to help push, or hundreds, as was the case in eastern India when a train stalled. The train stopped when its electrical connection broke. The engineer then asked passengers to pile out and put their shoulders to the cars. Hundreds pushed the train a full 60 yards to an electricity pole further down the tracks.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Nothing like a helping hand when faced with a stalled vehicle - a few strangers willing to help push. Or hundreds, as was the case in eastern India when a train stalled. The train stopped when its electrical connection broke. The engineer then asked passengers to pile out and put their shoulders to the cars. Hundreds pushed the train a full 60 yards to an electricity pole further down the track.

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