Two 13-year-old girls die after jumping in front of a train while holding hands

Two school girls (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

The parents of two 13-year-old girls in Japan, are shocked after learning that they jumped in front of a speeding train while holding hands.

Tokyo police said that the incident unfolded around 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

The conductor of the train told investigators that he saw students jump from the platform at the Ebara-machi station while holding hands.

They were taken to a hospital, but died of their injuries. The two girls were wearing their school uniforms as they jumped to their deaths.

In their school bags, police found notes, stating that they wanted to die. The notes mentioned bad personal relationships.

The two girls had attended classes as usual on Monday, and they left school shortly after 6:00 p.m. None of the passengers or train crew were injured.

The parents of both girls expressed their shock about the suicide. They told investigators that they did not see any signs that the girls were planning to commit suicide.