Japan: Girl hit by moving train while using smartphone


Many time use of smart phone leads to dangerous situations and in the similar incident a train hit a 17-year-old girl when she was walking along the edges of station platform, fully engrossed in her smart phone, the media reported on Monday.

The incident took place at Kugenumakaigan Station in Fujisawa, at around 1.30 p.m. on Saturday, Japan Today reported.

When the girl was walking along the edges of the platform using her smartphone. Her head was slightly tilted toward the tracks and an approaching train on the Odakyu line — the main line of Japanese private railway operator Odakyo Electric Railway — hit her, Sankei Shimbun was quoted as saying.

She sustained a slight head injury, the police said.

Out of the 229 train delays caused by objects falling on tracks in April and May in seven prefectures or administrative divisions, 23 per cent were due to smartphones being dropped, said a recent report from the East Japan Railway Company — the major passenger railway company in Japan.

Wefornews Bureau

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