Two women were killed by an express train in Ishii, Tokushima Prefecture, police said Sunday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:57 p.m. on Saturday on a crossing near Ishii Station on the JR Tokushima line, Sankei Shimbun reported.
The train driver was quoted by police as saying he saw two women slip under the crossing bar and walk onto the tracks. He applied the emergency brake but couldn't stop in time.
Nobody on the train was hurt.
Police are trying to identify the two women who appeared to be in their 30s or 40s.© Japan Today