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Little girl stranded at South Yarra train station after doors closed with mother inside carriage

Heartbreaking moment little girl is left stranded at a Melbourne train station without her mother – with the doors closing while the five-year-old stands on the platform

  • Little girl left stranded on South Yarra train platform in Melbourne last month
  • She jumped out of the carriage but doors closed before her mother could leave
  • Nearby commuters took the child to police who waited with her on the platform
  • Her mother then returns and runs down the platform to reunite with her child 
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Heartbreaking footage has captured the moment a five-year-old girl was left stranded on a train station platform after the doors closed before her mother could get off.

The little girl is seen jumping out of her carriage at Melbourne’s South Yarra station last month and waving her arms in the air.

But she quickly freezes upon turning around to see the train’s doors had closed with her mother still inside.

A five-year-old girl was left stranded on the platform at Melbourne’s South Yarra station last month when the doors closed before her mother could get off

Two commuters walking by tried to open the carriage doors but the train drove off and the little girl was left behind.

One man then walked with the child to nearby police officers, who took her hand and waited with her on a bench on the platform.

Moments later, the distraught mother is seen running down the platform while wheeling a pram and wrapping her arms around her young daughter.

Nearby police officers waited with the little girl for her mother to return

Nearby police officers waited with the little girl for her mother to return

The distraught mother is seen running down the platform with a pram after her daughter was left behind

The distraught mother is seen running down the platform with a pram after her daughter was left behind

The pair then walk away together hand-in-hand.

Victoria Police said the Good Samaritan was praised for his efforts in helping the five-year-old, while her mother will thank the officers for reuniting them on Tuesday.

Protective services officers have this week returned to all railway stations in Melbourne.

‘We know a PSO presence makes people feel safe and that is our top priority,’ Acting Superintendent Craig Thompson said.

‘Our members genuinely care about the community and we know they look forward to reconnecting with them.’

The mother is seen hugging her child after she was stranded at the train station last month

The mother is seen hugging her child after she was stranded at the train station last month

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