Two teen sisters seen “holding each other” killed by train

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Hiroshima prefectural police headquarters

Two sisters in their teens were killed when they were hit by a train on Wednesday in Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture.

According to local police, the sisters were 13 and 15, and they were from the city.

The sisters were hit at around 7:35 p.m. at a point about 30 meters away from a crossing located between JR Sanyo line’s Saijo and Nishi-Takaya stations.

The driver of the train told JR West: “I applied the emergency brake but not in time. They appeared to be holding each other.”