外文标题：Passenger sets self on fire on Japan’s bullet train
TOKYO: A passenger on one of Japan’s high-speed bullet trains tried to set himself or herself on fire Tuesday, causing smoke to fill the carriage and forcing the train to stop, Japan’s transport ministry said.
Two people were found unconscious, a ministry official said. Japanese media reported that at least one had died, but that could not be immediately confirmed.
The train came to an emergency stop when a passenger pressed an emergency button after finding one of the two passengers collapsed on the floor on a front car deck near a restroom, according to the ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.
The incident occurred as the train passed near Odawara city, west of Tokyo, on its way to Osaka.
The passenger apparently had poured oil over his or her head before setting themselves on fire, the official said.
He said the second person was found collapsed in an area between the first and second cars.
Public television NHK said dozens of passengers were injured after inhaling smoke.
The fire has been extinguished, and passengers were evacuated from the train, NHK said.
japanese standard of life is rising so does cost, people are dying to keep up with work and economic stress.
sundaram ramani (Chennai)
Did n’t he get a better place to commit suicide?
Monty Patel (Unknown)
god bless them
Akshay () 2 hrs ago
man they living I good country they want these what
Godfather Senior (Mumbai)
Sick mentality even among some developed nations can been seen. There is no exception for this due to many external forces occupying their mind all the time. Depression? Or any sort of psychological problem. Oh, whatsoever may the one, she/he should not have targeted the general public for their personal acts. Sorry for the lost lives.
Binit Ambastha (Unknown)
Such people cause discomfort to other passenger and risking life of others too
Jhulan Chatterjee (Bangalore)
Bullet trains, which have a good safety history, travel at speeds of up to 320km/h. Sadly though, Japan is no stranger to suicide, especially among young men. Last year this country again reported the highest rate of suicide in the world, and it is now the leading cause of death for men between the ages of 20 and 44.
KINGDIAN MATHEEW (Unknown)
Such people cause trouble to other innocent passengers.
Abhijeet Srivastava (Lucknow)
Very sad and unfortunate
Japan having record no death in last 50+ years in rail accident…
Shashi Srivastava (Auckland)
Isn’t suicide a culturally accepted thing in Japan? Like Harakiri