Dozens of Beijing commuters came to the rescue of a man who became trapped between a carriage and a platform barrier by pushing the entire train.

Dramatic footage shows a large crowd chanting "1,2,3" while rocking the train at Dongzhimen Station in a bid to free the trapped man.

The incident occurred after the man, believed to be in his 40s, jumped over the platform's safety barrier as the train was coming into the station, in what may have been a suicide bid.

One witness told Beijing Evening News: "The people who were with the man tried to pull him back through the gap but to no avail."

He was eventually freed following the help of commuters, subway staff and police who pushed the train back. "It was so touching, everyone was cheering," a second witness said.

The man was seen covered in blood as he was carried away from the platform.

The Beijing Subway later released separate CCTV footage which showed the man leaping over the platform screen doors as the train was arriving.

The services on the notoriously busy underground resumed around 20 minutes after then incident.

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The incident occurred at the Dongzhimen Station in Beijing