June 25, 2006

JAPAN NEWS : Couple jump in front of bullet train, kill selves

Couple jump in front of bullet train, kill selves
Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 18:12 EDT

MORIOKA — A man and a woman were killed instantly after they leapt into the path of a bullet train passing through JR Shizukuishi station in Shizukuishi, Iwate Prefecture, on Sunday morning, police said.



Nobody on the Komachi 8 shinkansen bullet train was injured. The police said the couple, who appeared to be in their 20s, threw themselves in front of the train at around 9:20 a.m. when the Tokyo-bound train from Akita, Akita Prefecture, was passing through the station.

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