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14-year-old boy hit and killed by train in Saga

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A 14-year-old boy was hit and killed by a train at a railroad crossing in Takeo, Saga Prefecture, on Sunday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. JR Kyushu said the Midori 30 limited express train running on the Sasebo line bound for Hakata hit the boy, Fuji TV reported.

The driver said the crossing gates were down and that when he saw the boy, he applied the emergency brake but couldn’t stop in time. Nobody on the train was injured.

Police have not ruled out suicide and are questioning the boy’s family and his classmates at school.

After the incident, a portion of the JR Sasebo line was suspended for over two hours.

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Very sad.

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Probably couldn't stand the thought of having to go back to school and be bullied again day after day, I guess. Poor boy, RIP!

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DNALeri. I had the same thoughts. I just read that a grassroots movement holds events around the country to support those kids who feel scared and suicidal as the school start approaches. I wish all kids would find help in time when they need it.

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Shame on those who treat people so poorly that they feel this is their only option

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