A quarrel which took place on the platform at Nishinakajima-Minamigata Station on the Midosuji subway line in Osaka on Tuesday night resulted in the death of one man and serious injuries to another.
Witnesses told police that Yoshio Takeda, 49, from Nara Prefecture, was arguing with another passenger on the train platform after disembarking from a northbound train at around 11:40 p.m. According to police, security camera footage shows Takeda and another unidentified man pushing and shoving each other on the platform.
Moments later, Takeda was on the tracks as a train pulled into the station. A second man, identified as Yoshitaka Sawanobori, 51, from Osaka, was seen looking down at Takeda on the track as the train arrived. Sawanobori was struck on the head by the train and killed. Takeda was also hit by the train as he was scrambling to get off the tracks and seriously injured. He remains unconscious in a critical condition, police said.
Police are now trying to establish whether Sawanobori was the man with whom Takeda had been quarreling leading up to the incident.© Compiled from news reports