A 14-year-old boy died after jumping from the platform into the path of a train at JR Funabashi Station in Chiba Prefecture, police said.
According to police, the boy, who was wearing his school uniform, was hit by the Narita Express arriving at the station at around 7:15 a.m. on Thursday. TBS quoted police as saying the boy died instantly.
According to eyewitness reports from passengers and the train driver, it appeared as though the boy jumped in front of the train.
Following the incident, trains along the JR Sobu and Uchibo lines were delayed, affecting over 52,000 commuters.© Japan Today