A 15-month-old Japanese toddler who walked onto train tracks near her house survived with only minor scratches after a train came to a halt on top of her, the AFP reported.
The driver saw the girl standing on the tracks north west of Tokyo in Suzaka City, and brought the train to a screeching halt by pressing the emergency brakes, the AFP reported.
The girl was alive and lived because she was trapped in the 50-centimeter gap between the train and the tracks, rescuers told PTI.
"The train pushed her along the level crossing and dropped her into a pit between the rails," Fuji Yoshida police spokesman Kenichi Nagata told PTI
"It could have been a tragedy. It's a miracle that she survived this way," a rescue worker told the TV Asahi network.