Tokyo cops: Man struck and killed by freight train at Ikebukuro

A man was hit and killed by a freight train at Ikebukuro Station on Monday
A man was hit and killed by a freight train at Ikebukuro Station on Monday (YouTube)

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide after a man was stuck and killed by a train at JR Ikebukuro Station, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (June 20).

At 5:45 a.m. on Monday, the man, aged in his 20s, jumped from the platform at the station, located in Toshima Ward, onto the tracks and into the path of a 21-car JR freight train originating from Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

The driver of the train witnessed the man jumping onto the tracks.

According to East Japan Railway, train services were suspended on four trains of the Saikyo Line and Narita Express. Delays also affected 19 other trains over a 1.25-hour period, inconveniencing roughly 16,000 passengers.

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