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High-speed bullet train derails in Japan: Media


From: The Straits Times
Date: 2 March 2013

TOKYO (AFP) - 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.
- See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-new...THyug.dpuf

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what a miracle there is no injuries/fatalities
(03 March 2013, 10:09 PM)ZRchen Wrote: [ -> ]what a miracle there is no injuries/fatalities

I think because of the heavy snow protects the train that's why didn't saw any damage of the train.
Think must be the 2nd bullet train derailment, the 1st iirc happened way back in 2004.