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2008年7月 8日 (火)


(Mainichi Japan) July 08, 2008

Man fatally hit by train in Chiba in apparent suicide                                                                              

人身事故:JR舞浜駅で男性自殺 京葉線17本に遅れ

URAYASU, Chiba -- A man died after being hit by a train at a station here in an apparent suicide, police said.

Police said that that man, believed to be aged in his 20s or 30s, was hit at Maihama Station on the JR Keiyo Line by a train traveling between Fuchu-Honmachi and Tokyo stations at about 10:40 p.m. on Monday. He died soon afterwards.

Police believe that the man's death was a suicide. Urayasu Police Station officials are trying to identify him.

Officials at the Chiba branch of East Japan Railway Co. said that the train's driver saw the man go onto the tracks, and applied the emergency brakes, but was unable to stop the train in time.

As a result of the accident, 17 trains were delayed between 4 and 48 minutes, affecting about 5,300 passengers.



apparent=明らかに) (afterwards=その後) (suicide=自殺) (identify=確認する、される) (tracks=起動、線路)

(emergency brakes=急ブレーキ) (affect=影響を与える)


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