Monday 24 October 2016

Police search flat of train blaze man

Japanese police have searched the apartment of the man who set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train, killing himself and another passenger.

Investigators identified the man as Haruo Hayashizaki (71).

He poured an oil-like liquid over himself and set fire to it at one end of a carriage on Tuesday, filling the coach with smoke and killing himself.

A 52-year-old female passenger died from suffocation after suffering throat burns.

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