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Young boy hit, killed by train in apparent suicide in Aichi


An elementary school boy was hit and killed by a train in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture, on Friday night, in what police believe was a suicide.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:45 p.m. on the tracks of the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line, Tokai TV reported. The train driver told police he saw someone standing in the middle of the tracks and applied the emergency brake but couldn’t stop in time.

Police said the boy, who appeared to be around 10 years old, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Shortly after the incident, a man who lives near the accident site, told police that his son had stormed out of the house and ran toward the tracks.

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was more likely upset after arguing with his father. Why else would he have "stormed" out of his house?

When I was a kid I would sometimes storm out of the house when I got into an argument with my parents, as did most kids, but doing something like throwing myself in front of a train would never have crossed my mind. It seems like there must be much more to this tragedy than just a kid getting into a spat with his dad.

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Sheesh... 10 years old. I don't think at that age the kid even realized the gravity of what he was doing.

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Poor family. I remember being so enraged at my father at times I'd thought about jumping from a tree in the back yard. Getting yelled at, my sister being favorited, or just feeling bullied. Of course, I have a great relationship with my father these days, but I can understand the rage young boys feel towards their fathers at times.

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Ohh, GOD! why ohhhh why?

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10 years old. .......

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Absolutely heartbreaking. Holy crap. May the poor child rest in peace. Not even in middle school yet...

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Very sad and just disturbing, May be it is better NOT to report such young age on national newspapers or news.

I pray for all the kids, I pray for all the people who just can't handle or manage stress or crises, taking your own life is NOT an option, Seek Help from best friends, partners, close family members, anyone whom you think might listen.

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I feel incredibly sad not only for this young child's death, but also for his parents and relatives, AND for the poor densha operator. He/she will be reliving that short moment for a very long time, I have no doubt.

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A tragedy. It states he was a JHS boy, but he was only 10 yrs old.

Moderator: The story has been corrected to indicate the boy was in elementary school.

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I was bullied when I was ten and considered suicide. But the bullies were right, I was a weak loser. So I took up boxing instead.

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school or home.

Or both

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A victim of government imposed COVID policies?

You bet!

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"Guy-GinToday 12:17 am JST

The first poster merely posted. 10yrs old…..

but 2 felt the need to downvote that statement. I’m curious to know why ??

it is without doubt the most succinct point to this type of awful tragedy."

My 'fans'...

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Little boy mental pain

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Bullying are taught or learned by these kids in the home.

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The first poster merely posted. 10yrs old…..

but 2 felt the need to downvote that statement. I’m curious to know why ??

it is without doubt the most succinct point to this type of awful tragedy.

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At 10 I had too many things to do--plastic models to build, Matchbox cars to collect, ice cream to eat, TV shows and movies to watch--to go "off" myself. Didn't the boy have anything to look forward to?

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So young! I was only worried about getting a sandwich when I was ten. There must have been some terrible trauma in this kid’s life to lead him to do this. There are only two places it could have come from, school or home.

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A victim of government imposed COVID policies?

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