Police said Monday that a woman was killed after she jumped off the platform into the path of an oncoming Narita Airport express train at JR East's Shin-Koiwa station on Sunday. It was the 5th suicide at that station since July.
According to a Fuji TV report, the woman's personal effects identified her as a 45-year-old resident of Tokyo's Edogawa ward, but so far her name has not been released. Witnesses said she jumped off the platform just after 11 a.m.
On July 12, a woman jumped in front of an express train, killing herself and injuring four bystanders when her body was propelled through the glass door of a kiosk that was situated on the station platform. The next day, a man was hit and killed by an express train when he jumped onto the tracks. There were two other suicides at the station in August.© Japan Today