A 67-year-old woman was struck and killed by an oncoming train after she tried to cross the Keio line tracks in Tokyo's Fuchu city just before 1 p.m. on Sunday, police said Monday.
According to police, the woman was crossing the tracks with a friend when she was trapped on the tracks by the automatic crossing gates and was unable to avoid the approaching train. The woman's friend huddled in the space between the gate and the tracks and was unharmed.
According to train operator Keio Dentetsu, the accident stopped the train involved for 15 minutes and caused delays in 35 additional trains, affecting a 1,800 passengers.
A similar event occurred at the same location in January, 2008.© News reports