Passenger Commits Suicide in Bullet Train
A passenger in superfast Nozomi bullet train travelling from Tokyo to Akasaka attempted suicide. While the train was running fast, he poured oil all over his body and set himself on fire using a cigarette lighter at train toilet. The man along with two others died due to fire. 6 passengers were injured and have been admitted to hospital for treatment. As smoke filled the air in the bullet train, other passengers had difficulty in respiration, causing unconsciousness. Other passengers’ lives were saved as officials stopped the train immediately on noticing the incident. This suicide attempt by man in train has created sensation in Japan.