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17-year-old girl hit and killed by train in Saitama Pref

A 17-year-old girl was hit and killed by a train in Ageo City, Saitama Prefecture, on Tuesday, in what police believe was a suicide.
The incident occurred at around 7:50 a.m. at a railway crossing on the JR Tohoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line), Fuji TV reported. Police said the 15-car local train departing Kozu Station for Utsunomiya hit the girl, who was a resident of Koshigaya city.
The train driver told police he saw the girl on the crossing and applied the brake, but was unable to stop in time.
According to the East Japan Railway Co (JR East), the railway crossing gate and sensor installed at the crossing were operating normally at the time.  Twenty-four inbound and outbound train services was either delayed or suspended, affecting roughly 35,000 passengers.


© Japan Today
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