Fire on bullet train in Japan caused by apparent suicide attempt, officials say

June 30, 2015 5:06 AM

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Tokyo (CNN)Two people were found in cardiac arrest after an apparent suicide attempt started a fire aboard a bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, authorities said.

The fire broke out on a train traveling from Tokyo to Osaka, forcing it to stop at Odawara City, southwest of Tokyo, said Ryo Iwasaki, a spokesman for the local fire department.

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