Senior Olympic official Yasushi Moriya dies after jumping in front of underground
train in Tokyo, According to Japanese media Yasushi Moriya, 52, had jumped in
front of the train at a commuter subway station in the south of the capital at 9.30am
today. He was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital,
according to Nippon Television, which reported that the death was being treated
by police as a suicide
It took place at the Nakanobu Station on the Toei Asakusa Line in Shinagawa Ward.
Moriya is alleged to have stepped off the platform in front of the train.
He was identified from his ID card.
Emergency services took him to hospital but his passing was confirmed two hours later.
Moriya was the director of the accounting department for the Japanese Olympic
Committee. The Games are set to get underway on July 23 and finish on August 8.
Tokyo 2020 bosses insist the Olympics WILL go ahead as planned next month despite
the Covid chaos. The Japanese capital is in a state of emergency and a majority of
locals want the Games called off again.
Medics have questioned whether the event – which was due to take place last summer –
can be held safely amid the pandemic while thousands of volunteers have quit.
Japan has reported more than 750,000 coronavirus cases and over 13,000 deaths.
Daily cases in the fourth wave peaked at almost 8,000 on April 29 but that has been
declining of late to a seven-day average of around 2,600 cases per day.
Foreign fans have already been banned from attending the event while a decision is yet
to be made on whether locals could also be shut out.