A 61-year-old man died after he was hit by a train while trying to crawl under it in Yokohama, police said Monday.
Police said the incident occurred on the JR Tokaido line in Tsurumi Ward at around 11:20 a.m. Sunday. TV Asahi reported that the train had to perform an emergency stop at a railway crossing after receiving a signal of an obstacle on the tracks.
According to eyewitnesses, while the train was stopped, the man attempted to crawl under a carriage in order to get to the other side of the crossing. But the train suddenly began moving forward again, and killed the man underneath.
JR said train services were affected for about 90 minutes, affecting 35,000 passengers.© Japan Today