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Spanish CCTV shows dramatic metro rescue

22 January 2013 Last updated at 04:16 GMT

A woman in Madrid has had a lucky escape after fainting in a metro station and falling on to the track and into the path of an oncoming train.

An unnamed off-duty policeman at the Marques de Vadillo station heard the impact of her fall and helped her on to the opposite platform, as other passengers alerted the train driver.

The 52-year-old woman was immediately seen by a doctor at the station and by an emergency service team, according to police.