Saitama: Body of man struck by train hits two women on station platform
tokyoreporter.com -- Jan 19
The body of a man struck by an oncoming train at a station in Fujimi City hit and injured two women on the platform, police said on Friday, reports TV Asahi.

At around 10:45 a.m., the Tobu Tojo Line train bound for Shinrin Koen Station struck the man, aged in his 80s, while he was on the platform at Mizuhodai Station. The impact sent his body hurtling across the platform, striking two women, aged in the 80s and 20s.

The man was confirmed dead at the scene. The woman in her 80s suffered a severe blow to the head. Her condition is considered serious. The other victim received a light injury to one of her hands, the Higashi Iruma Police Station said.

Prior to the incident, the man is believed to have peered down at the track from the platform. He was then struck by the oncoming train, causing the glass in the front to crack.

According to Tobu Railway Co., the incident caused 34 trains to be suspended, inconveniencing 14,000 commuters.

埼玉県の東武東上線のみずほ台駅で、電車に接触した男性が跳ね飛ばされてホームにいた女性2人に当たりました。男性は死亡し、女性2人は重軽傷を負いました。 18日午前10時45分ごろ、東武東上線のみずほ台駅のホームで、80代の男性が下りの電車に接触しました。

News sources: tokyoreporter.com, ANNnewsCH
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