A 16-year-old boy died and another boy suffered a broken leg after they were hit by a train in a tunnel in Kashiwara City, Osaka, on Sunday morning.
NTV quoted police as saying that the two boys were part of a group of 13 boys and girls aged 12 to 16, who had become lost after returning from the mountains. They left their bicycles and were walking along the tracks when the accident occurred at around 1 a.m.
The driver of the train told police he spotted the two boys in the tunnel and applied the emergency brake but was unable to avoid hitting them. None of the other children were hurt, police said.© Japan Today