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Woman stabbed to death at Nagoya railway station; man takes fatal leap in front of train

AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police are investigating whether there is a connection between the fatal stabbing of a woman at a railway platform in Nagoya on Saturday and a man who took a fatal leap in front of an oncoming train at around the same time, reports NHK (April 9).

At around 7:50 p.m., police received a report about a man who “leaped in front of a train” at Moto-Kasadera Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line in Minami Ward.

Police and fire personnel arriving at the scene found the man collapsed on a platform at the station with severe injuries over his entire body. He was later confirmed dead, police said.

On the same platform, authorities found the woman, 18-year-old Tsukine Kawamura, collapsed inside a waiting area with a knife protruding from her chest. Kawamura, who had suffered three stab wounds to the chest, died at a hospital about two and a half hours later.

A woman was fatally stabbed at a Nagoya railway station on Saturday; a man leaped to his death at the same station (Twitter)

Kawamura was an office worker living in Nakagawa Ward. Police are seeking the identity of the man.

According to investigative sources, a witness saw Kawamura and the man in the waiting room together just before the discoveries. In addition, a second knife was found inside the room.

Police are now investigating whether the stabbing is related to the death of the man.