Police said Thursday that there was another suicide at Shin-Koiwa Station in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward on Wednesday. The incident comes a day after a 45-year-old woman from Edogawa jumped in front of an express train, killing herself and injuring four bystanders when her body was propelled through the glass door of a station shop that was situated on the station platform.
According to police, the second suicide occurred at 1:13 p.m. when a man in his 50s or 60s was hit and killed by an express train bound for Narita airport. Police say the train comprised 12 cars and was carrying 380 passengers at the time of the incident.
Investigators say the man was wearing sweatpants and a polo shirt, and that no other belongings have been found. Police said that eye-witness accounts strongly indicate that the man's death was a suicide. Investigators are currently trying to identify the man.© Compiled from news reports