Two men were injured after a man who was hit by an incoming train was thrown back onto the platform into them at a subway station in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Thursday night.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. at Jimbocho Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line, Fuji TV reported. The train, bound for Chofu, hit a 42-year-old man, hurling him about 10 meters into two other men.
The three were taken to hospital immediately after the incident. The 42-year-old man suffered a broken chest bone, and the other two mild injuries, police said.
The incident suspended operations on the subway line for an hour, affecting around 32,000 people, subway operator officials said. The glass window of the train driver's cabin was smashed.
Police said they have not determined the cause of the incident, but the train driver was quoted by media as saying he noticed the man walking unsteadily on the platform as the train pulled into the station© Japan Today