10 Hurt in Train Accident in Japan Due to mudslide
Moderate // Rail Accident
Heavy rain in Kanagawa on midnight Monday caused ten people to get hurt after a commuter train from Tokyo ran into a pile of mud that covered the tracks.
The three front cars of the eight-carriage train were ruined on the main line. The police said nine passengers sustained minor to serious injuries.
The 24-year-old driver of the train with around 700 passengers on board also sustained minor injuries.
Keikyu Corp. suspended operations on part of its lines on Tuesday.
The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has sent investigators to the site, where the police are also inspecting for details of the accident.