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16-year-old boy hit and killed by train in Kanagawa


A 16-year-old boy died after being hit by a train in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Tuesday, in what police believe was a suicide.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:50 p.m. at a crossing on the Odakyu Enoshima line, Fuji TV reported. The six-car train was on its way from Sagami-Ono Station to Katase-Enoshima Station when the incident occurred.

Police said witnesses told them the boy went beneath the crossing gates which had been lowered, and walked onto the tracks just before impact.

Odakyu Railway said train services were stopped for about 65 minutes, affecting nearly 9,000 commuters.

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Wtf?! 16!

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Every time this happens the line in the media is always the same, Oh what a shame !! , everyone is concerned about 9000 commuters being inconvenienced , and yet, are not concerned about why a 16 year boy took his own life , the second child this week, the other being a 12 year old girl who jumped from an apartment building. I have a son and a daughter roughly the same ages as those two children, my heart bleeds for those children, and I don't give a damn about how many commuters are inconvenienced. Society has to tackle this epidemic of child suicides now , it's a national disgrace that we as a society can not protect our children, something is sadly wrong with the system. Children are screaming out for help and no one is listening or taking them seriously, so the only answer for them is to take what is the only precious gift we have , life itself. I don' t know how I would react if someone came knocking on my door with the news that all those parents have had to face, losing a child. Instead those same parents are subjected to the shame of how inconsiderate of the children, inconveniencing all those commuters. I rarely get angry , but this hits home every time a life is lost by suicide, especially children.

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Yet another par for the course human tragedy in a society which prefers stigmatizing and sweeping under the carpet rather than fostering compassion and empathy. The deeper kinds of intimacy and mutual reliance which might have prevented this are precarious and rare. In this passionately social world, loneliness dogs the spirit. People are constantly "getting together", but they never really get there and whilst everyone is terrified of being alone and despite the universal assumption of wareware Nihonjin comradeship, in company they often remain as remote from each other as the stars.

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Very tragic.

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so terribly sad. God Bless this poor young boy, whose world had shrunk to the point of him believing he was alone, no one would help, or understand his tormented soul, leaving only one solution...

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