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Man survives being run over by train

A Canadian man survived being run over by a train when he passed out between railway tracks after a drinking session.

The man, was unhurt in the incident which happened outside Elko, British Columbia. He was spotted by a Canadian Pacific train conductor who sounded the horn and hit the emergency brakes.

But the train couldn’t stop in time and rode over the man. By the time it stopped, 26 carriages had passed over him.

“The guy seemed to wake up and he got up, grabbed his beer and headed on his way,” said RCMP Sgt Dave Dubnyk.

“He’s of fairly slight stature and the train went completely over top of him. Canadian Pacific police are investigating but no charges have been laid against the man.