A 14-year-old boy died after being hit by a train in an apparent suicide on Saturday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:40 a.m. Saturday at Oizumigakuen Station on the Seibu-Ikebukuro Line in Nerima Ward. Sankei Shimbun reported that the train driver told police he saw the boy jump off the platform onto the tracks. He applied the emergency brake, but was unable to stop the train in time.
The boy left his shoulder bag, containing his student handbook, on the platform, but police did not say if there was a suicide note in it.
Nobody on the train was injured. Train services were delayed by about 35 minutes, officials said.© Japan Today