A man was killed after being hit by a limited express train at a station on the JR Osaka Loop Line on Tuesday night. The impact of the train flung him back onto the platform, injuring three women commuters, police said.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 7 p.m. at JR Bentencho Station in Osaka's Minato Ward. Fuji TV quoted witnesses as saying that the man was leaning over the edge of the platform, while the train driver said that the man appeared to leap or fall into the path of the train before he could apply the brakes.
Police said the man was sent flying back about 10 meters into a group of passengers waiting on the platform.
The 24-year-old man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The three women commuters hit by the man -- aged 21, 28 and 44 -- sustained minor injuries, police said.© Japan Today