This is the moment a young boy is so engrossed by a game on his mobile phone he walks straight onto the tracks – falling just inches from a deadly live rail.
The startling incident occurred at Chkalovskaya Station in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in the Sverdlovsk Oblast region and was recorded by a CCTV camera.
Video Credit: CEN/E1.RU
In the video, a young boy, who has not been named in reports, can be seen walking towards the edge of his platform as he plays a game on his mobile phone. He is so engrossed by the game that he does not spot the edge of the platform and he walks straight of it, dropping onto the tracks below, landing close to a reportedly deadly live rail.
The youngster appears to panic and sprints down the tracks looking for a place to climb back onto the platform as an onlooker rushes to his aid. The boy begins climbing back onto the platform and the onlooker helps pull him to safety.
Local media report the youngster was not injured in the incident ut his mother had to speak to the police for a long time. It has not been reported what game he was playing.
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