A man in his 20s or 30s died after he was hit by a train in Kagoshima on Sunday morning, in an apparent suicide.
According to JR Kyushu officials and police, the incident occurred at around 6 a.m. on a crossing near JR Kagoshima Station.
Local media reported that the driver of the two-car train told police he saw the man walk onto the tracks. The driver said he applied the emergency brake but couldn’t stop in time.
The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. None of the 37 passengers nor the train driver were injured.
JR Kyushu said 10 services were suspended, affecting 700 commuters.
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Very selfish of him. His last act in life was to disrupt the lives of hundreds of others.
Mr KiplingToday 07:26 pm JST
I guess your the selfish one here.
What will happen when self driving cars abound. The train driver did his best.
Why cannot we tear out a single page of our life instead of throwing the whole book in the fire?
RIP young man.
I’ll be there next week but from what I see a d hear so far limits my opinion formation
No, I did not delay 700 strangers going about their business as my last act in my sad life.
Awa no Gaijin...
Did you miss this part? " I did not "
Yes, truly sad that people waste the time of others when they choose to stupidly end their life. Just do it at home or talk to someone, look for help, move on....
There have been a lot of Delays due to "Passenger Injuries" over the past week or so, here in Tokyo.