Two men in their 50s or 60s jumped to their deaths from the same platform at Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Inokashira line in Tokyo on Monday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:25 p.m. TV Asahi reported that the men were standing about 20 meters apart as the train, bound for Shibuya, approached the station. One man jumped and the second man did likewise, in what police believe may have been a joint suicide.
The driver of the train was quoted as saying he was unable to stop in time, TV Asahi reported.
Police said one man was confirmed dead at the scene; the second man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police are trying to determine the identities of the men, their exact ages and whether or not they knew each other.
Train services were suspended for about an hour after the incident.© Japan Today