A man was hit and killed by a train on the Sanyo Shinkansen line Thursday night as it passed through Aioi station in Hyogo Prefecture. Following the accident, the bullet train was delayed nearly two hours, affecting over 5,000 commuters, JR officials said Friday.
According to JR West, officials received a call from the train driver at approximately 9:45 p.m., stating that the train, headed to Hiroshima from Tokyo, had hit a man as it passed through Aioi station, TBS reported.
Police said the remains of the man were found on the platform after he was flung there by the impact of the collision.
Security cameras on the platform captured footage of a man who appeared to either fall or jump in front of the train.© Japan Today