The photo of Han, a man who was pushed in front of a train, landed on a front page
The New York Post was able to get a hold of a snapshot of a man struggling to get back on the train platform, after being pushed from there.The incident, which I reported about before, happened on Monday, December 3, in the 49th street Times Square subway station. The victim was squashed by the incoming train.
Freelance photographer for the NY Post, R. Umar Abbasi, happened to be in the station at the time, and snapped the shot seconds before the impact.
Abbasi tried to signal the driver to stop, but he was too late. 58-year-old Ki Suk Han lost his life that day, and this is the last picture anybody will ever see of him.
The photo is probably as shocking as the headline of the story - “Pushed on the subway track, this man is about to die.”
As the publication's front page was graced by this photo, many struggle to understand why the photographer stopped to take a picture, instead of running faster to help the man.