Teacher is suspended after blocking high-speed train doors

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  • Luo Haili was filmed trying to stop a train leaving as she stood at the train doors
  • The high-speed train was set to depart and Ms Luo rushed in two minutes before
  • The teacher in China has been suspended after a video of her became viral

Tiffany Lo For Mailonline

A video showing a Chinese woman trying to stop a high-speed train from leaving has sparked an outcry in China

In the viral video, Luo Haili, a school teacher and mother-of-one, was blocking the doors of a train and refused to step aside as conductors tried to make her move.

Luo, the deputy discipline teacher in eastern China, claimed she had to wait for her husband to get to the platform. She has been suspended.

Luo Haili is standing at the train doors in attempt to delay the train from leaving the platform

Luo Haili is standing at the train doors in attempt to delay the train from leaving the platform

She calls her husband to tell him to rush down to the platform and get on the train

She calls her husband to tell him to rush down to the platform and get on the train

Luo Haili is standing at the train doors in attempt to delay the train from leaving the platform (left). She calls her husband to tell him to rush down to the platform and get on the train (right)

The incident happened in Hefei, Anhui Province, east China where the G1747 train was scheduled to go to south Guangzhou in southeast China on January 5, reported The Paper.

The train was a seven hour and 34 minutes journey and it was set to leave at 4:49pm and arrive Guangzhou at 11:43pm. 

Mobile phone footage shows the woman standing by the train door to stop it closing.

Onlookers said she was taking a young girl with her on the train but the girl can be seen waiting at the platform.

Ms Luo shouted at the staff and said she wanted to wait for her husband to come down to the platform.

‘Tell the staff to let him through,’ she said. 

Onlookers film the moment as station staff members ask her to get off the train

Onlookers film the moment as station staff members ask her to get off the train

Ms Luo's daughter can be seen waiting on the platform as the fight continues

Ms Luo's daughter can be seen waiting on the platform as the fight continues

Onlookers film the moment as station staff members ask her to get off the train (left). Ms Luo’s daughter can be seen waiting on the platform as the fight continues (right)

She has her foot trapped when the door is closing

She has her foot trapped when the door is closing

Train staff opens the door again as they fear it will cause injury to Ms Luo

Train staff opens the door again as they fear it will cause injury to Ms Luo

She has her foot trapped when the door is closing (left). Train staff opens the door again as they fear it will cause injury to Ms Luo (right)

Train station staff tried to push her off the train but she forcefully grabbed onto the pole.

The incident had also caused a disturbance on train as passengers worried of train delay.

According to Anhui Traffic Broadcast, the G1747 train was scheduled to stay in Hefei station for 15 minutes and the dispute was resolved just one minute before departure.

Local police took Ms Luo’s husband with them and let the family board the train. 

Luyang district council confirmed to The Paper that Ms Luo is a deputy discipline teacher at Hefei Yonghong Road Elementary School.

Luyang education bureau confirmed that Ms Luo is suspended from working in an elementary school as a discipline teacher

Luyang education bureau confirmed that Ms Luo is suspended from working in an elementary school as a discipline teacher

Her family managed to get on the train at last

Her family managed to get on the train at last

Luyang education bureau confirmed that Ms Luo is suspended from working in an elementary school as a discipline teacher. Her family managed to get on the train at last 

Luyang district education bureau has suspended Ms Luo’s role until further notice.  

Ms Luo spoke to Shanghai Morning Post in an interview that they went to the wrong platform and had to rush to the G1747 train.

‘The staff did not check me and my daughter’s ticket, so we went pass but noticed my husband was not following us,’ said Ms Luo.

Her husband had his tickets checked by the staff and was told that he was too late to board the train.

Ms Luo was puzzeled why the staff would not let her husband to rush to the platform in just 10 seconds to avoid a dispute.

She also said she had no idea trains would close their doors few minutes before departure. 

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