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Shweta's Baby Saved Miraculously As Pram Falls Under Speeding Train

29-year-old dentist of Indian origin Shweta Verma watched in horror and helplessness as her son fell under a train in its pram and miraculously survived at Ashburton station, Melbourne. Speaking on a TV news channel,

PTI [ Updated: October 29, 2009 9:59 IST ]
shweta s baby saved miraculously as pram falls under
shweta s baby saved miraculously as pram falls under speeding train

29-year-old dentist of Indian origin Shweta Verma watched in horror and helplessness as her son fell under a train in its pram and miraculously survived at Ashburton station, Melbourne.

Speaking on a TV news channel, Shweta said, at first  she thought she had lost the six month old boy Saurish for good after desperately trying to grab the buggy as it rolled away from her on a train platform.

The dentist, who was traveling with her only child on a train for the very first time, said 'everything went blank' as the train ground to a halt 30 metres down the track with the pushchair underneath.

But she then heard the amazing sound of Saurish crying.

The incredible footage was captured on the train station's CCTV and has become an internet rage around the world.

Shweta Verma, from Melbourne, said: 'I thought I'd lost my child, who I love more than anyone or anything else. It was a life and death fear'.

Verma had taken the pushchair brake off to get ready to board the train, but momentarily let go of the buggy to pull her trousers up a bit.

Describing how the incident happened she said: 'It was the first time I had travelled on a train with him, but I thought it would be all right.

'I had the brake on, but as the train approached I began preparing myself. I took the brake off and my hands left the pram for a fraction of a second and suddenly it was flying off the platform'.

The carriage rolled to the edge of the platform - and, as the mother realised what was happening and darted toward it, toppled onto the tracks - directly into the path of the oncoming train

The mother, at the edge of the track, frantically reached as the train roared into the station - but she could not  reach her baby in time

Her voice shaking, she added: 'There was a downward slope on the platform and it rolled away so quickly I couldn't catch it. I tried to grab it but it had gone. All I remember is that my first reaction was to grab for the pram. I was about to jump down after it, then everything went blank.'

Shweta thought her baby didn't stand a chance and was paralysed with fear. But she then heard the most amazing sound of Saurish crying.

She said: 'Everything was so fast and terrifying. I was crying, "What has happened to my baby, my baby, my baby!"'

Then she heard his screams. Verma added: 'The first feeling was "My baby is alive!" It was the most incredible moment I have ever experienced'.  

'I would equate it to having being in excruciating pain and shock and suddenly being washed with an overwhelming feeling of relief. All I could think was, "I want to see him. I want to know how he is."  We lifted Saurish out and then I was holding him in my arms. People were saying I shouldn't be doing that in case there were any internal injuries, but by that stage I wasn't going to let him go. He was still crying, but he was with the person he was most familiar with. He seemed to know, "I'm ok now, I'm in my mother's arms."

'I was crying. I'd been thinking, "Oh God!" And now all I could say was, "Thank you God! You have taken good care of him and it is because of your grace that he is in my arms."'

Baby Saurish was rushed to hospital but stunned doctors released him less than an hour later with just a couple of minor cuts and bruises.

But Shweta says he now cries hysterically when she tries to put him in a new pushchair and believes he may have suffered underlying shock.

She said: 'I can't imagine what he was hearing and looking at.' 

Shweta added she is relying on her partner Ankush for support to cope with the devastating accident that happened at 4pm on October 15 at Ashburton station, east Melbourne.

She said: 'I try to keep myself busy. If I get upset, I talk to my baby or sing him a lullaby. I talk to Ankush - he's been there for me the whole time. But I know I have to get over it. Whenever my mind goes back there I say, "Ok Shweta, there could have been a dramatically worse outcome." It will never go away from my mind, but I have to move on.'

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