Spine-chilling: woman caught in metro door & dragged through subway

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 17, 2017

Natalya Garkovich, 43, was pulled for 110 meters (360ft) alongside the track, and then inside the tunnel for another 25 meters, after her bag got trapped in the train door when she attempted to board the metro in Termini station, central Rome, on Wednesday. Reports suggest she has broken bones from the accident.

He is under investigation and has been suspended, according to Corriere della Sera, who he told: "I know that I was wrong and I am devastated by what happened to that woman". She was operated on and her condition is said to be stable.

CCTV footage shows Tonelli eating his lunch as the train departs the station. She is unable to free herself and gets dragged along the platform as onlookers desperately signal for the train to stop.

'But in the video it can also be seen that I look twice in the mirror, I was not reckless.

The CCTV footage shows that Mr Tonelli was eating while the train was in the platform.

The woman's bag strap was reportedly too thin to have triggered the sensors that would have alerted the train driver that someone was trapped in the door.

She is reported to have been saved when passengers on board pulled the emergency alarm.

Carlo Rienzi, president of consumer rights group Codacons, said: "The emergency systems on board must function properly".

Stefano Bottoni, national secretary of trade union Sul, said additional safety measures should be put in place to avoid a repeat incident.

"If the trains were equipped with cameras in the cockpit it might have been different", he told news agency Ansa (in Italian).

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