A man was instantly killed Friday morning when he threw himself onto the tracks of an oncoming JR commuter train on the Joban Line at Kameari Station in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward, police said.

The incident stalled the 10-car train at the station for about 50 minutes from 7:40 a.m., forcing the cancellation of 20 train runs and affecting some 142,000 passengers, according to JR officials.

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