A man died after being hit by an oncoming train when he fell off the platform at JR Akihabara Station on the Keihin Tohoku line in Tokyo around 7:10 a.m. on Monday, police said.
According to a JR East Japan employee, the man purposely jumped in front of the Keihin Tohoku line train, which was heading to Ofuna in Kanagawa Prefecture. Police are still investigating the case, but said it looks like a case of suicide.
The accident caused a one-hour delay in transportation during rush hour and influenced approximately 99,000 commuters, JR East Japan said. JR’s Yamanote line was also affected, but resumed operations approximately 20 minutes after the accident.© Compiled from news reports