A drunk passenger in his 50s caused a temporary panic on Tokyo’s Yamanote loop line on Wednesday after his head got stuck under a seat.
The incident took place around 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Hamamatsucho station. The man, "fairly drunk" according to witnesses, was riding on the train when he lost balance and collapsed on the floor. He then crawled toward the seats, eventually reaching the empty space between the seats and the floor, where he decided to take a rest. There his head got stuck and he was unable to pull himself out from the narrow space.
Fellow passengers informed train staff who called emergency services and the man was eventually rescued after they removed the entire seat, Fuji TV reported.
The man wasn’t injured, but complained of ear pain, so he was taken to the hospital for a precautionary check.
The incident obstructed train services for over an hour, affecting an estimated 17,000 people.© Japan Today