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  • 30 July 2014, 12:03

Women Run Over By Train On Rail Bridge

Two women had a miraculous escape after being run over by a train when they became trapped on a rail bridge.

Video footage shows the trespassers running desperately from the 14,000 ton coal train along an 80ft tall bridge in Indiana.

One of the women collapseson the tracks as the train repeatedly sounds its horn and slams on the brakes.

The second woman can be seen trying to help her friend, but she is too late and is forced to throw herself on to the tracks and wait for the train.

The footage - shot from the driver's cabin - then shows the women disappearing under the train, which eventually comes to a halt several metres later.

Incredibly, the train, which has about 25cm (10in) of clearance above the railroad ties, passes over the women without seriously harming them.

After the train finally stops, both women stand up and run away, with one of them shouting to an engineer that she had "stubbed her toe".

The women had been walking along Shuffle Creek Trestle Bridge, a 500ft long narrow railroad bridge, above a creek bed outside Bloomington, Indiana.

The footage, shot at about 7am on July 10, has just been released by the Indiana Rail Road Company.

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