A 25-year-old blind man who fell Sunday from a platform at JR Shinanomachi Station in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, suffered only minor injuries thanks to the prompt response of a station employee in halting an oncoming train, railway officials said.

East Japan Railway Co. officials said the man, whose name was not provided, was taken to a hospital with minor shoulder injuries after the 11:55 a.m. accident.

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