Regarding the Oct. 2 Kyodo article “Woman killed by train after saving man“: This was a heroic young lady. Sincere condolences to her family. I saw the report on TV. She (Natsue Murata, 40) was on the other side of the railroad tracks [between Kamoi and Nakayama stations on the JR Yokohama Line]. She had to cross two tracks to get to [a 74-year-old man she saw lying on the tracks].

It seems no one on the side closer to the person helped. In a country as densely populated as Japan at the time the accident happened, I cannot imagine not having people on both sides of a railroad crossing waiting. Perhaps, at that time, there was nobody on the closer side waiting to cross.

I hope that this is the case, because how horrible it would be if there had been people on the closer side who just watched and did nothing to help.

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