10th Sep 2012 4:13pm | By Dan Thorne
A man who decided to commit suicide didn't count on the determination of man’s best friend when his pet dog came to the rescue.
“Upon seeing the train, the dog started pulling its owner away… When train drivers saw the dog on the rail tracks, they used the emergency brake,” a police investigator told Info-Tses news in a story picked up by the Russian International News Agency.
The 48-year-old Kazakhstani man from the city of Karaganda was drunk at the time having consumed a bottle of vodka and later admitted to have been attempting to kill himself under a train.
The dog managed to drag his owner away from the path of the train but was caught by the train which hit his hind legs.
The loyal hound's owner escaped lightly with a shoulder injury and two fractured ribs.
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