A high school student who was trying to run across the tracks to get from one platform to another died after being hit by a passing train at a station in the city of Kawachi-Nagano in Osaka Prefecture on Thursday afternoon.
The 15-year-old student was hit by a Nankai Line train heading for Nanba as it passed through Chiyoda Station just before 4 p.m. The girl was heading home from school with a friend, and the pair had attempted to cross over the tracks to get from one platform to another. The friend had reached the opposite platform first and was unharmed in the incident.
Police quoted the friend as saying that they had jumped down onto the tracks to cross over because they thought using the stairs was too much trouble.