Meanwhile, Claudia Flora Castellano, the station manager who saw the incident unfold on monitors in the control room, immediately pressed the red button to stop the train that was about to pull into the station.
The whole incident was captured on camera. Watch it below:
Azienda Trasporti Milanesi, the company responsible for public transportation in Milan, identified the child as Mohamed.
Tutti noi di Atm ringraziamo la nostra Claudia, l'operatrice della stazione M3 di Repubblica che ieri ha bloccato tempestivamente il treno in arrivo, mettendo al riparo da ogni rischio il gesto coraggioso di Lorenzo, sceso al volo sui binari per salvare il piccolo Mohamed. pic.twitter.com/7nBdpCuKfQ- ATM informa (@atm_informa) February 14, 2018
The Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, invited Lorenzo and Claudia to his office following the incident to thank them.
"A few minutes ago, I received at Palazzo Marino Lorenzo and Claudia, the two boys who saved the child who fell in the subway. I thanked them warmly..." he wrote in a Facebook post on February 14.
According to local reports, Lorenzo says that he does not feel like a hero and is overwhelmed by the gratitude and praise coming his way. "I did what anyone would do," he says.
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