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Unfair at any speed

According to The Times' RICHARD LLOYD PARRY, the family of a senile man who was hit and killed by a train was sent a bill for ¥7.2 million by the railway.

No one knows how Kenji Watanabe ended up on the railway but he was hit by a train travelling at 70mph and killed instantly. Mr Watanabe, 91, suffered from severe dementia and had wandered off from his home unnoticed one afternoon. For his family, the tragedy was only the beginning of their distress.

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