Friday, 31. October 2014
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A Chinese man caused delays after he was caught short on the underground in the city of Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province, and used his luggage to block the door and stop the train leaving while he was in the bathroom.
Gang Chiu, 46, was spotted by another passenger De Hao who took this snap. He said: "I saw the man get off with his package but instead of walking away he left it in the doorway when they started to close to stop it shutting completely. He then ran off. I didn't go near it because we're always told not to touch unattended packages."
With the doors wedged partially open and the package sticking out, it meant the train driver could not leave the station. And that allowed Gang to rush to the nearby bathroom to relieve himself, and then to dash back to the train.
The only difficulty was that he could not get the package out, and the train driver had to come and manually open the door to remove the package – after which according to Hao the doors would not close.
Spokesman for the city underground Hui Tsui said: "There was an incident on the number 10 subway line that involved an obstruction to one of the doors which lead to the door breaking."
He said that in the end the carriage had been sealed off and the train had then continued to the next station with the open door where engineers were waiting to fix it, and that the whole incident had delayed the line for about 20 minutes.
Gang who had his details taken down by the subway staff is likely to expect a fine for his blocking the door stunt.
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