A 35-year-old woman in a wheelchair was killed when she fell off a platform onto the tracks and was hit by a train in Tsu, Mie prefecture, on Friday night.
The incident occurred at Hisai Station on the Kintetsu Nagoya line at around 9:45 p.m. Fuji TV reported that the woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead about an hour later.
According to police, just before the incident, a station employee offered to help her board a train but she told him it wasn't necessary because she was traveling with others.
During the next 25 minutes, two trains arrived and departed, but the woman did not attempt to board either of them. Shortly after, witnesses saw the woman's wheelchair suddenly go over the edge and fall onto the tracks.
Police said they have not yet determined whether the incident was an accident or suicide.© Japan Today