Japan, Tokyo: A 13-year-old boy has been killed after being hit by a train at a railway crossing in Tokyo.

The boy was cycling when he reached the crossing in Ome, at which point he dismounted and left his bike in the street nearby. Then he walked onto the tracks while the safety barrier was closed.

Police said the boy was hit by the train and taken to hospital, where he was confirmed dead a short time later.

Japan is known for be one of the countries in the world with most suicides. Distrita hopes that the family get the answers quickly. Police have launched investigation into this case which lead to his dead at around 17.00 local time on Sunday.