A passenger on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after setting himself ablaze on Tuesday and another person was in cardiac arrest, media reports said. The train, carrying about 1,000 passengers, made an emergency stop on its way from Tokyo to the western city of Osaka after smoke started to fill at least one carriage, fire department officials said. Media reports said the passenger confirmed dead had set himself on fire.
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Two people were feared dead Tuesday after an apparent suicide attempt on board a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan, a spokesman for the operator told AFP. The train -- a super-fast Nozomi bullet train -- was travelling from Tokyo towards Osaka when the fire broke out near Odawara, southwest of Tokyo. "We received information indicating that a fire broke out near a toilet and two people were in cardiopulmonary arrest," a spokesman for Odawara Fire Department said.