A German man survived being run over by an express train when drunk – after he passed out between the tracks.

Jens Mauer, 41, who was five times over the drink drive limit, tried to cross the tracks at Brand, eastern Germany, just as the train thundered into the station.

But he collapsed on the sleepers and was so drunk the train passed over him as he lay comatose below.

Station staff pulled him to safety where paramedics treated him for minor cuts and bruises.

Source: Ananova