By: John Lester
Published: Jan 10, 2021
Mother lowers girl on train tracks to avoid paying fare. Mother lowers her own baby girl on a set of live train tracks to avoid paying fare. The fare nearly cost her the life of her own daughter.
The girl is miraculously alive in Argentina after her mother lowered her onto the tracks just as a train was coming into the station, according to surveillance video.
Train video released by the commuter rail operator shows the woman guiding the child underneath the platform, apparently trying to hide from ticket collectors. The woman appears set to join the child hiding under the platform when suddenly she sees the train approaching. She quickly scrambled back up onto the platform without her daughter.
As the train comes to a stop, the woman bends over and peers into the gap between the train and platform, apparently checking for the girl. Other commuters who witnessed the scene cluster around. "We quickly cut the electrical current to avoid any accident," said manager Guillermo D'Abenigno of Buenos Aires Trains, or TBA for its initials in Spanish.
"You couldn't hear anything. We feared the worst -- that the girl was dead, torn to pieces under the train," he added.
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