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1 killed, at least 30 injured in Yokohama derailment

The Yomiuri Shimbun

A derailed train on the Keikyu Line in Kanagawa Ward, Yokohama, at 12:47 p.m. on Thursday

The Yomiuri ShimbunYOKOHAMA — One person was killed and at least 30 injured when the first three cars of an express train on the Keikyu Line derailed after the train collided with a truck at a crossing in Kanagawa Ward, Yokohama, at around 11:40 a.m. Thursday.

The person killed was believed to be the 67-year-old male driver of the truck. Black smoke and flames were seen at the crossing, which is located between Kanagawa-Shinmachi Station and Nakakido Station on the Keikyu Line.

According to the Kanagawa prefectural police and Keikyu Corp., the train departed from Aoto Station bound for Misakiguchi Station. It collided with the truck, which entered the crossing from the train’s right side just after the train passed Kanagawa-Shinmachi Station. The train’s next scheduled stop was Yokohama Station.

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  • The Yomiuri Shimbun

    This aerial photo shows the site of a derailment on the Keikyu Line in Yokohama at 12:26 p.m. on Thursday.

The police have questioned a male train operator who suffered minor injuries about how the accident occurred. Some people received medical treatment at Kanagawa-Shinmachi Station.Speech

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