Thane, Jun 7:  A Central Railway motorman managed to halt his train in time and save the life of a 79-year-old man who attempted suicide by jumping onto the tracks in Vitthalwadi station in Thane district, police said on Monday.

The incident took place on Friday, said Inspector Shardul Walmiki of Kalyan railway police station.  Pakistan Train Accident: 36 Killed, 50 Others Injured After Two Passenger Trains Collide in Sindh Province (Watch Video)

"The elderly Kalyan resident jumped onto the tracks to commit suicide as a suburban train was approaching. The motorman managed to stop the train in time by applying emergency brakes. The man was sent home with his son," he said.

A video of the incident went viral on social media.