Man dies after being hit by Kyushu Shinkansen; 7 trains from first train suspended in Kagoshima[11/18 11:15]
On the night of the 17th in Izumi City, a man was hit by a Kyushu Shinkansen and died. As a result of this, seven flights from the first departure were suspended.
According to the police and JR Kyushu, just after 8:30 p.m. on the 17th, the driver of the Kyushu Shinkansen train, which was running from Izumi Station to Shin-Minamata Station, heard a “clank” and stopped the train. After safety checks revealed no abnormalities, operations resumed around 9 p.m.
About four and a half hours later, at around 1:30 a.m. on the 18th, JR Kyushu employees found a man who appeared to be an adult lying on the tracks in Shimosaba-cho, Izumi City. Confirmed death.
The deceased man is believed to be an adult, but his identity is unknown and police are currently investigating.
As a result, seven Kyushu Shinkansen trains were suspended from the first train on the 18th, affecting approximately 800 people.
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