A pregnant woman was killed after she was hit by a train at JR Minami-Kusatsu Station in Shiga Prefecture, police said Monday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 11 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses were quoted as saying that the 28-year-old woman was on the edge of the platform when she suddenly collapsed. As she went down, her head leaned over the edge of the platform and she was hit by an incoming limited express train arriving at the station, police said.
The woman sustained severe injuries and was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to police, the woman was four months pregnant. Witnesses said she appeared ill and was holding her stomach before she collapsed.© Japan Today