Express Train Collides With Truck In Yokohama


Express train collides with truck in Yokohama

A passenger train and a truck collided at a rail crossing in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Thursday, killing one person and injuring many others.

The collision occurred around 11:40 a.m. at a crossing near Kanagawa Shinmachi station on the Keikyu Line.

Police and fire officials say a man, believed to be the truck driver, has died. A female passenger is seriously injured. They say 30 other people, including the train driver, are injured.

The train's operator, Keikyu Corporation, says the first three of the train's eight cars derailed as a result of the impact.

It says about 500 passengers were on board at the time of the collision, but everyone has now left the train.

Keikyu says the train would have been traveling at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour.

Footage taken shortly after the collision shows black smoke rising from the wreckage. NHK's aerial shots show the remains of the truck beside a train car that's leaning off the rails.

Services on the Keikyu Line remain suspended between Keikyu Kawasaki station and Kamiooka station.