Two people killed in Japan bullet train fire

Tokyo, June 30: At least two persons were killed and others injured after a man set himself on fire in a moving bullet train in Japan on Tuesday.

The victim poured fuel over himself on a Shinkansen bullet train near Odawara city on way to Osaka from Tokyo, reported BBC.

One dead in Japan bullet train fire

"A passenger poured oil over himself in the first carriage of the train," a Japan Rail spokesman was quoted as saying.

Japanese local TV media showed still pictures of the train halted with white smoke coming out of it.

According to media reports, the incident took place at 11:30am local time (02:30 GMT) while the train was between Yokohama and Odawara.

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The reports also said that two people had suffered cardiac arrests.

Bullet trains, which have a good safety history, travel at speeds of up to 320km/h.

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