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Machida high school girl who died in apparent suicide wanted ‘relief’

TOKYO (TR) – A high school girl living in Machida City was hit and killed by a train at a railway crossing on Sunday, police have revealed.

The case is being treated as a suicide, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (May 10).

A witness said that the girl, 16, moved beyond the barricade at the crossing in the Morino area and into the path of a JR Yokohama Line train at around 6:40 p.m.

The girl suffered severe trauma over her body, according to the Machida Police Station.

“I want relief,” read a note found among her belongings.

According to the Yokohama branch of East Japan Railway Co., regular service on the line resumed at 7:55 p.m.