Two women survive after train runs over them
They escaped death by the skin of their teeth.
In the shocking video, a 14,000 tonne coal train is seen approaching the two women.
The train engineer applies the emergency brakes and sounds the horn repeatedly.
At first, the women try to outrun the freight train.
But when they realise it is catching up too fast, one woman lies down in the middle of the track, ABC News reported.
At the last minute, the other woman also lies down on the track as the train passes over them.
The train had a mere 25cm of clearance above the track, reported Mail Online.
The pair were walking along Shuffle Creek Trestle Bridge, a narrow railroad bridge 24 metres above a creek bed outside Bloomington, Indiana, earlier this month when the incident happened, the report said.
Assuming that the incident had been fatal for the two women, the engineer notified the police, only to realise that they had survived and escaped to a nearby vehicle. They were unharmed.
The incident is now considered a criminal matter, reports said.
Sources: Mail Online, ABC News, YouTube