High-speed bullet train derails in Japan: – Channel NewsAsia

March 3, 2013

TOKYO: A Japanese bullet train carrying about 130 passengers and crew derailed in heavy snow in northern Japan on Saturday, although there were no reports of injuries, media reports said.

The first car of the “Komachi” No. 25 bullet train came off the rails on the high-speed Akita Shinkansen line in Akita, Japan’s national broadcaster NHK and other media said.

But there were no reports of injuries or casualties following the accident, NHK said, showing footage of railway officials checking the wheels of the train bound for Akita station.

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