Date: Jul 11, 2015
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan / Staff reporter
A Taiwanese tourist was killed on Thursday by a limited express train while posing for photographs with three others using train tracks as backdrop at a train station in a small town in Japan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed yesterday.
The accident occurred at about 9am at Wakai Station in Shimanto, a town in Takaoka District of Kochi Prefecture, when one of the four was taking pictures of the others, including Ou Ying-yu (歐婷玉), the Chinese-language Apple Daily reported yesterday, citing Japanese media reports.
Ou, 40, was fatally struck, while her friends were lucky to escape, with one suffering minor ankle injury, when the train failed to brake in time, the report said. [FULL STORY]