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About 430 bullet train passengers were stranded for five hours from Saturday night to early Sunday on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line in Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture, after their train hit an apparently suicidal person, police said.

At around 9:25 p.m. Saturday, the driver of the Hayabusa-Komachi No. 33 headed for Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station heard an unusual sound and halted the train about 5 km north of Kitakami Station, according to East Japan Railway Co. (JR East).

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