Heart-stopping moment hero policeman saves five-year-old girl’s life after dragging her from under a train when she slipped out of her mother’s arms in India

This is the heart-stopping moment a toddler rushing to catch a train with her parents is saved from falling under the locomotive by a quick-thinking policeman.

Sachin Pol of Maharashtra Security Force in Mumbai, India, reacted rapidly after he spotted the girl, 5, falling into the gap between the moving train and the platform.

The girl had been enjoying a day out with her father, Mohammad Dilshaan, and mother on Friday as the family headed back to their home in the Mumbai suburb of Bhiwandi.

Nerve-jangling footage shows the girl, wearing a red dress, holding her mother’s hand as they run along the platform next to the moving train and try to jump on.

Hero security worker saves five-year-old girl from moving train

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The girl could be seen walking along the platform holding her mothers hand as the incident unfolded

The girl could be seen walking along the platform holding her mothers hand as the incident unfolded

Sachin Pol of Maharashtra Security Force in Mumbai, India, is forced to react rapidly as her mother loses her grip sending her crashing to the ground

Sachin Pol of Maharashtra Security Force in Mumbai, India, is forced to react rapidly as her mother loses her grip sending her crashing to the ground

As her mother clambers onboard the carriage, however, she loses grip on her daughter’s hand and she falls to the ground perilously close to the platform’s edge.

The train then speeds up and it looks as though she is about to be dragged underneath the moving carriage.

But at the very last moment, nearby policeman Mr Pol swoops in and drags her back onto the safety of the platform.