Two injured as commuter train derails near Tokyo
Published on Feb 23, 2014 3:37 PM
TOKYO (AFP) - An empty commuter train jumped the track near Tokyo early Sunday, slightly injuring its driver and conductor, railway officials said.
The out-of-service train derailed after smashing into a maintenance carriage left lying on the line between the Japanese capital and Kawasaki, a nearby city.
The collision took place at around one o'clock in the morning at the station in Kawasaki, a satellite city south of Tokyo, after the last train on the Tokyo-Yokohama commuter line had passed, officials said.
The first and second cars of the 10-car train derailed on impact, trapping the only two men on board, but they were rescued later by firefighters who broke into the train by smashing windows, railway officials said.
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