Japan train crash: One dead and 34 Injured


A lorry driver was killed when after the horror smash in Yokohama, Japan,
Daily Mirror has reported.

Japan train crash- More than 30 people injured after lorry smashes into carriage
Japan train crash sees more than 30 injured

The collision set the truck on fire and derailed nearly half the train, which had 500 people onboard.

The lorry driver, a man in his 60s, was critically injured, and medics were unable to save his life.

A woman, thought to be a passenger, was seriously hurt, while three others had “less grievous” injuries.

Everyone else suffered superficial wounds.

A truck driver died from his injuries after the smash (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

The accident on the rail link to the capital, Tokyo, smashed the glass in the driver’s compartment and derailed at least the first three carriages of the eight-carriage train, video images showed.

“The sound of glass breaking was incredible,” one passenger told national broadcaster NHK.

The train was derailed in a collision with a truck in Yokohama (Image: REUTERS)

“By the time I knew what had happened, the carriage was all smashed up.”

The accident, which halted trains stopped on the commuter link run by Keikyu Corp, took place near a station used by more than 19,000 people every day, the train operator said.

There was no word on when services might resume.

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Authorities, including the transport ministry, said they were investigating the cause of the accident but were unable to provide further details.

Police confirmed a collision between a vehicle and the train, but could not elaborate, citing the investigation.

Black smoke billowed from parts of the derailed train and the truck, which was crushed between the train and a wall.

Smashed boxes and what appeared to be oranges littered the track as rescuers combed the site.

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