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Japan: Man sets himself ablaze on bullet train; two dead

  • A man died after setting himself ablaze on board a bullet train in Japan and a woman passenger was later found dead apparently because of smoke inhalation in what is the first case of fatalities in the history of the high speed railway network.

    The man reportedly poured a liquid substance over himself and set himself ablaze with a lighter on the moving train, which was going from Tokyo to Osaka.

    At least two passengers are said to be seriously injured and around 20 others needed some medical attention.

    Tagged as: Japan bullet train, smoke inhalation, Japan railway network, Tokyo, Osaka, world news