A 17-year-old boy died after he was hit by a train in Hidaka, Saitama Prefecture, on Sunday afternoon.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. at Musashiyokote Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. Fuji TV reported that the driver of the train told police he saw the boy jump onto the tracks. He applied the emergency brake but was unable to stop in time.
The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. Police said they are investigating possible reasons why the boy might have committed suicide.
Nobody on the train was injured.© Japan Today