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8-year-old boy killed by train in Nara


An 8-year-old boy died after being hit by a train in Yamato-Takada City, Nara Prefecture, on Wednesday.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 4:15 p.m. near a crossing on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka line. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that Yukito Okabe was playing with five friends when he wandered onto the railway tracks and was hit by the train.

Police said he died at the scene.

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What a horribly tragic thing.

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Kids get distracted easily, don't let children play near railroad tracks. You don't stop a train on a dime.

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Poor kid.

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"wandered" ?

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Man, same exact thing happened to a kid in my town. RIP

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Such a tragedy. I pray for the boys family, the train driver, and the other kids at the scene

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A young life gone so soon RIP little guy!

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Poor kid. RIP.

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