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Man jumps to death from bridge onto train tracks in Tokyo

A 59-year-old man died after he jumped from a bridge onto train tracks on the JR Yamanote Line on Sunday morning. According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:30 a.m. near JR Ueno Station, Fuji TV reported. Police said the man fell about nine meters. The driver of an…

A 59-year-old man died after he jumped from a bridge onto train tracks on the JR Yamanote Line on Sunday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:30 a.m. near JR Ueno Station, Fuji TV reported. Police said the man fell about nine meters.

The driver of an approaching train spotted the man lying on the tracks. He applied the emergency brake and was able to stop in time before running over the man.

Police said the man, who suffered extensive injuries in the fall, was taken to hospital where he died about 2 ½ hours later.

JR East said train services were suspended for an hour, affecting 13,000 passengers

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