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11-year-old boy hit, killed by train at crossing in Saitama

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident on Friday afternoon in which an 11-year-old boy was hit by a train and killed at a railway crossing in Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture.

TBS quoted police as saying that the boy, who has been identified as Tsubasa, Nakajima, was riding his bike across a 2-meter-wide portion of track at which there is no gate or alarm, when he was hit by a three-car train at 4:30 p.m.

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Very, very sad!! RIP

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Children are said to have narrower peripheral vision than adults, at least according to the police and driver's licensing authorities here. (Had my licence renewed yesterday). Poor little guy.

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Poor kid! On a bicycle in the middle of no where Saitama!!

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Poor kid! On a bicycle in the middle of no where Saitama!!

Saitama is a bed town prefecture to Tokyo . A little late but we should have at least a barrier lift on both sides of the track in these small lane cut aways .

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No gate and no alarm at that particular place? An accident in the making.

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trains give off sound you cant miss it. i live 10 minutes away from station and i can hear when a train passes

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It should be mandatory for all train crossings to have at least an alarm. Especially if you can't see the train coming a ways off.

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good probability he was wearing headphones

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This hits close to home. Hopefully not on my home.

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