This is the moment a young couple posing for a video in front of railway tracks are blown off their feet by a speeding freight train passing just inches behind them.
Local media report the couple, who have not been named in reports, were recording “touching” videos by the railway tracks in Meizhou City, Guangdong Province in South China to earn more likes on social media.
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The couple, who were being filmed by a friend, are said to have decided to capture the moment a train whistled past with their wind blowing in the hair.
However, in the video, the couple can be seen standing in front of the tracks when a freight train comes speeding past just a few inches behind them.
The couple are sent crashing to the ground by the accompanying gust of wind as the train driver sounds his horn to warn the trio away.
Local media report the girl injured her head and legs in the incident while the man hurt his back. The police transferred them to Xingning 3rd People’s Hospital for treatment. Reports state the driver had immediately braked when he spotted the trio by the tracks.
Under Chinese railway safety laws, it is illegal to walk along or stand on the railway tracks. Each of the trio will face a 200-RMB (24-GBP) fine.
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