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Train hits man on platform, sends him flying into 2 women

An 80-year-old man standing on a platform was hit by an oncoming train which sent him flying into two other commuters, injuring them, in Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture, on Friday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:45 a.m. Friday on the platform at Mizuhodai Station on the Tobu Tojo Line, Fuji TV reported. Witnesses said the man appeared to lean over the edge of the platform and peer down onto the tracks as the train was coming into the station. The impact sent him flying into two women, aged 82 and 25.
Police said the man was pronounced dead at the scene while the two women were taken to hospital with head and other injuries. They were in a stable condition on Saturday.
The train operator said 34 services were delayed, affecting about 14,000 commuters.


© Japan Today
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