A 2-year-old boy was hit and killed Monday by a train on the JR Sanyo-line in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 1:10 p.m. on Monday. TBS reported that the train tracks where the boy was hit ran behind his house and there was no fence preventing him from wandering off.
JR officials said the train driver saw the boy and applied the emergency brake but was unable to stop in time. The boy was taken to hospital where he died about two hours later, police said.© Japan Today