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Passenger sets self on fire on Japan's Shinkansen bullet train

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)

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)

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.