Japan train hits truck, mounts platform, say police
TOKYO (AFP) - A passenger train hit a truck at a level crossing in Japan on Tuesday, police said, with footage and reports from the scene showing it had mounted a station platform.
A picture published by the Yomiuri Shimbun showed a carriage half-on a platform in Hyogo prefecture. A spokesman for the local police confirmed the accident and said the injury toll of 16 may rise.
"A train and a trailer collided at a crossing near Arai station on the Sanyo line in Takasago city at around 3:50 pm (2:50pm Singapore time)," a spokesman said.
"Sixteen people including the drivers of the truck and the train were injured. There is a possibility that the number of injured will increase. We don't know if any of them was seriously hurt."