A woman sustained light injuries on Tuesday night after her hand became trapped in the door of a departing subway train on the Toei Shinjuku Line. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, the incident occurred just before 8 p.m. at Funabori Station where the woman attempted to get into the fifth car of a 10-car train heading to Motoyawata. She inserted her right hand between the closing doors, and got stuck.
The train started to pull out of the station and the woman was dragged along the platform for around 13 meters before her hand became dislodged, station staff said. The inertia caused the woman to fall over, sustaining injuries to her hand and arm.
The train operator said that the conductor checked the platform before giving the train the OK to depart but did not notice the woman.© Compiled from news reports