Turkish port workers lucky escape from certain death

March 5th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 5 (ANI): A Turkish port worker can count himself as being one of the lucky few, for he suffered only a broken arm after being struck by a lorry, which was rammed by a speeding train.

The accident involving Cem Tokac, 32, was captured on CCTV, and from the clipping he could be seen standing next to a railway line running through the Turkish port of Mersin.

In the next instant, a lorry was seen driving over the rail tracks close to him, when a freight train slammed into it, sending it hurtling towards the Turk.

The HGV then smashed into Tokac, who is sent sprawling under the lorry’’s trailer.

Fellow workers rushed to his aid, only to discover that he had miraculously survived the astonishing accident, which happened on February 25.

I can”t remember anything about the accident, the Sun quoted him as saying.

I thought I was asleep. But when I woke up, I was not in my bed. I was on the ground.

Life is really beautiful, the thankful Turk added. (ANI)

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