It’s a scene straight from Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning film Slumdog millionaire, but for these train riding thrill seekers the cost of one wrong move could be their lives!
Videos of these ‘train surfing’ youths from India appeared on the internet after one passenger filmed their crazy stunt from the window of a carriage.
The three youths cling to the side of a train as it leaves a station, sliding along the platform before jumping onto the carriage as it rumbles out into the countryside.
Defying death as they speed past pylons and posts the crazy gang fool around on the side of the train slapping pylons and posts they pass by.
At one point a daredevil jumps onto the top of a bridge and runs along with the carriage while still holding on, barely keeping his footing before swinging back onto the train.
These kids are pretty fearless!
Then he attempts to swing out his legs before having to haul his body back in seconds before they whizz past a train signal box, which he evades by inches.
Slumdog Millionaire features similarly brave antics.
Two of the young characters hitch a ride on the roof of a train and also sit inbetween the carriages as it speeds along.
The most dare-devil moment comes when one of the boys hangs upside down outside and attempts to steal food through a gap in the window, while his friend holds him in place with a rope tied around his waist.
Slumdog scene. Makes me want to sing Danny Boyle’s favorite song, “Paper Planes”!
‘Train surfing’ has become a popular pass time in the subcontinent where poor youths became used to hopping on trains for a free ride with no ticket.
And despite the incredible risks involved, the popularity of the thrill-seeking fad is on the increase.
Just last week it was revealed a South African boy had lost his arm in a ‘train surfing’ game gone wrong.
A video of the Indian surfers was uploaded to YouTube where it has since gone viral with users from all over the world logging on to see the jaw-dropping stunt.
One commenter said: ‘The stunts were really breath-taking and fun to watch but they’re sooo risky.
‘These stunts could have cost them their life! I don’t think anyone should ever try this, these kids know what they’re doing, but one of them will surely get killed before long!’