A 72-year-old woman was hit and killed by a train after she fell off the platform onto the tracks at JR Fujisawa Station in Kanagawa Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10 a.m. on Thursday. Broadcaster TBS reported that the woman fell into the path of a train on the Tokaido line. The impact of being struck by the train sent her flying back up onto the platform where she hit a 69-year-old woman, police said. The second woman suffered a fractured skull.
Police did not say whether the 72-year-old woman jumped or fell onto the tracks.
After the incident, train services were suspended, affecting about 11,000 commuters, JR officials said.© Japan Today