• Kyodo, Staff Report


A 7-year-old girl was found dead after being hit by a train in central Japan, authorities said Tuesday, with police investigating the incident as a possible murder due to the victim’s body showing signs of having been strangled.

The young girl, identified as Tamaki Omomo, was a second-grade elementary school student in the city of Niigata and had been missing since Monday evening, investigative sources said.

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