A man died after being hit by a Tokyo Monorail train bound for Haneda Airport on Tuesday evening in a tunnel between Showajima and Seibijo stations. The accident occurred about 6:25 p.m., police said. The man was taken to hospital where he died about two hours later.
Police said the man appeared to be in this 60s, but added they haven't been able to identify him yet because he carried no ID on him.
According to Tokyo Monorail, the incident affected 44 trains and nearly 12,000 passengers. There were no passenger injuries from the accident.
The tunnel in which the man was hit, Ebitori Tunnel, is beneath a canal. Tokyo Monorail officials said the man may have climbed over a fence to get into the tunnel, perhaps to get out of the sleet that was falling at the time.© News reports