A 14-year-old girl jumped off the platform and was hit by a train at Tama Plaza Station in Yokohama on Thursday morning. The girl was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 a.m. on the Tokyu Denentoshi line. Sankei Shimbun reported that the girl, who attended a private junior high school, was in her uniform. Witnesses and station surveillance camera footage showed her leaving her bag on the platform, then run a few steps and jump onto the tracks as the train came in.
Police said no passengers on the train were injured, but services were delayed for about 90 minutes, affecting an estimated 17,000 commuters, Tokyu Corp said.
The girl's mother was quoted by police as saying that she didn't notice anything out of the ordinary with her daughter when she left home for school.© Japan Today