A young girl died after being hit by a high-speed train on the Saikyo Line at Nakaurawa Station in Saitama Prefecture, on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The driver told police he saw the girl, thought to be in her teens or early 20s, jump or fall onto the tracks from the platform as he approached the station at 4:40 p.m. He applied the emergency brake, but the train could not stop in time and the girl was killed.
Urawa police said they haven't determined yet whether the girl's death was an accident or a suicide.
According to JR East, roughly 500 passengers were on the train at the time of the incident, but none were injured. Six services were suspended and it is estimated that around 10,000 commuters were affected.© Compiled from news reports