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PM Malcolm Turnbull meets rail worker Kulwinder Singh at Central Station in Sydney.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took to facebook after meeting Sydney Trains worker Kulwinder Singh, who saved the life of passenger Michael Williams at Central Station in 2011. Apparently, the meeting has taught the prime minister the value of fully monitored defibrillators, just in time for #Shoctober, Australia's national defibrillator awareness month. In all, 26 lives have been saved on Sydney Trains after an extended rollout of fully monitored Automated External Defibrillator systems to platforms and trains since 2009.

On his facebook page, Mr Turbull wrote: "A great honour to meet Kulwinder Singh, who works for Sydney Trains, at Central this morning. He saved a passenger's life by using a defibrillator after he had...suffered a heart attack. The passenger, Michael (WIlliams), said: "They brought me back, I was gone". Whenever I bump into people working at Sydney Trains they have been friendly and professional but I'm so proud we have people like Kulwinder looking after passengers. Another reason to catch a train!

 

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