A passenger is escorted by firefighters after getting off a high-speed bullet train where a man set himself of fire, at Odawara station in Odawara, west of Tokyo, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The man riding one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself as the coach filled with smoke, Japanese officials and media reports said. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
(The Associated Press)
TOKYO – Japan's transport ministry says a passenger on a high-speed bullet train tried to set himself or herself on fire, causing smoke to fill the carriage and the train to stop.
Two people were found unconscious, a ministry official said.
The incident occurred Tuesday when the train passed near Odawara city, west of Tokyo.